John Berger | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John Leonard

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of John Berger.
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Critical Essay by John Leonard

John Berger is an amalgam as odd as his strange new book…. "Pig Earth" is the first of a trilogy of fictions he will publish under the general title "Into Their Labours," an account of the metastasis of peasant society into a modern metropolis—a sort of prayer book of alienation. Mr. Berger wants us to understand that peasants are virtuous victims; their conservatism is a kind of guile; their guile is somehow liberating….

[A] particular peasant, Marcel, has deep thoughts: "Walking is a form of thinking, whereas machines, such as tractors are harbingers of debt, of a mortgaged future." For a peasant, Marcel thinks too much; his observations on the transforming of work into spirit, or of work into imagination, are unlikely and incredible. Equally unlikely and incredible is the epiphany of...

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