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Once In Europa By John Berger,

  • Title: Once In Europa
  • Author: John Berger
  • ISBN: 9780747545484
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • A collection of interwoven stories, this is a portrait of two worlds a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition, and the restless, future driven culture that will invade it at their moment of collision The instrument of entrapment is love Lives are lost and hearts broken.
    Once In Europa A collection of interwoven stories this is a portrait of two worlds a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition and the restless future driven culture that will invade it at their mo

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    1. LA MISURA DI UN SORRISOUn Berger targato 1983, cinque racconti scritti dopo che si era trasferito a vivere sul versante francese delle Alpi Alta Savoia, scelta come nuova residenza intorno alla met degli anni Settanta , un luogo fatto di villaggi, contadini, pastori, piccoli allevatori, natura a tutto tondo, un mondo ancestrale di cui Berger sembra voler prolungare la permanenza diventandone l aedo.L Alta Savoia Haute Savoie, in francoprovenzale Savou d Amont o Hi ta Savou un dipartimento france [...]

    2. Perhaps they are right, those who pretend there are harps in heaven Maybe flutes and violins too But I m sure there are no accordions, just as I m sure there s no green cowshit that smells of wild garlic The accordion was made for life on this earth, the left hand marking the bass and the heartbeats, the arms and shoulders labouring to make breath, and the right hand fingering for hopes Behind every story there is a life And behind every life there is a story of sorrow and joy The only thing tha [...]

    3. John Berger s writing bleeds invisibly This is one of the first books that has made me cry in a very long time It is simple and beautiful, unscathed by the presence of today s technology It shows the death of culture and the pain industrialization and factories have brought society The imagery is beautiful Animals and different types of trees are significant and important Some of my favorite quotes Men aren t beautiful Nothing has to stay in them Nothing has to be attracted by any peace they off [...]

    4. I ll just focus on the story Boris is buying horses which comes from Once in Europa and it is the second part of the trilogy Into Their Labors This is not easy reading, as it will challenge the reader to think about what it means to be an individual in a culture where tradition holds sway over every aspect of those living there Berger considers himself a storyteller, not a novelist and the Into Their Labors trilogy does read like a series of interconnected tales Boris is buying horses is an att [...]

    5. Een ongetrouwde boer is zo vereenzaamd dat hij accordeon speelt voor zijn koeien Een herderin wordt in de armen van een Italiaan gedreven door een oude collega herder die haar aanbidt Een gierige boer geeft alles weg als hij zijn hart verliest aan een blondine De verhalen in Ver weg in Europa gaan over de liefde en zijn tegendeel de existenti le eenzaamheid die overblijft als alles is verdwenen Maar ook over het land waar ze zich afspelen de Franse alpen, waar het boerenleven op zijn einde loopt [...]

    6. Slightly disappointing compared to the first volume, just because the stories here are much less varied in tone, style and theme That said, the novella from which the collection takes its name is stunning, and I m sure I ll be returning to it It s hard to write love stories that I want to read, but with Once in Europa, the story , Berger succeeds Otherwise, I like the modernity comes to the country focus here, particularly in the short, final story, which somehow combines references to Gramsci w [...]

    7. The Second book in his Into Their Labours trilogy Berger brought about an illumination of God for me through his writing The beauty in life lies in the living and no one describes it so well as this author To read Berger is to read and fall in love with a way of life

    8. A woman, she thought, washes herself quite differently from a man a man washes his body like he washes down a wheelbarrow it s not by washing himself that a man learns to caress Just one nugget from the best of the Into Their Labour trilogy.

    9. The second book of Berger s Into their Labours trilogy, Once in Europa is a beautiful and harrowing collection of stories about a dying culture It s not merely about peasant life but how these people dream, grieve and love The environment these people are in comes alive and becomes a character in the book itself Through Berger s simple yet vivid writing, every one of them beats a personal favorite of which is the titular short story, one which I will remember for a long time.Nobody can look up a [...]

    10. Melancholic, beautifully written short stories which seem simple but are profound Berger takes you into French mountain villages in het 50 s and 60 s where mondernization is taking over the traditional ways His characters endure it where Berger him self seems to be melancholic.

    11. In the 1970s the English novelist and art critic John Berger moved to a rural community in the French Alps Berger wanted to see peasant society firsthad, and to take part in their work as to better understand the challenges they face and the traditions they maintain While there, he began writing a trilogy called Into Their Labours Others have laboured and ye are entered into their labours John 4 38 PIG EARTH, published in 1979, was the first volume ONCE IN EUROPA is the second.While referred to [...]

    12. The second in Berger s Into their Labors trilogy More stories of life and love in a French alpine village that fall somewhere between fiction and nonfiction Some of the narrator s attitudes are dated and sort of embarrassing about the nature of man and woman , but I love these stories Horrible things happen to these laborers in the fields and the new factories that are encroaching on their land and way of life, but the stories insistence on the beauty and mystery of the experience of being human [...]

    13. This is another truly great book How can someone write so sparely and convey so much feeling and experience Berger is a genius Also, reading the book today Jan 2 I read a story where the main character, an eccentric, difficult, love obsessed farmer, dies on January 2 One of those coincidences that takes me aback The specificity of the date in and of itself is remarkable in the writing, and then s today notes on finishing I have to pick up copies of these Berger books there is so much beauty ther [...]

    14. Slightly disappointing compared to the first volume, just because the stories here are much less varied in tone, style and theme That said, the novella from which the collection takes its name is stunning, and I m sure I ll be returning to it It s hard to write love stories that I want to read, but with Once in Europa, the story , Berger succeeds Otherwise, I like the modernity comes to the country focus here, particularly in the short, final story, which somehow combines references to Gramsci w [...]

    15. Oh, I have been transported Mountains and grounds of music, industry, farming, and life the rhythms in which love throws together and separates people these themes make up the simple business of Berger s stories, and they go about their work with thoughtful, earthen, gracious prose Stories like these are what emerge from a heart once it has been blown open, as if from a sudden gust of wind on an unexpected day.

    16. I love Berger s slimmed down narrative in this collection of short stories The premise of each hardened characters scrapping to get by in tiny European farming villages reflected the narrative style perfectly Charming.

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