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"Fascinating...an extraordinary mixture of historical detail and sexual meditation...G. belongs in the tradition of George Eliot, Tolstoy, D. H. Lawrence and Norman Mailer." — The New York Times

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Andrew Daily, October 13, 2007 (view all comments by Andrew Daily)
John Berger's "G" is one of the stranger novels of the 20th century, and certainly one of the strangest to capture the Booker prize. Putatively a retelling of the Don Juan myth, Berger's account of the eponymous anti-hero's sexual conquests also unwraps the history of the opening decades of the 20th century.

The novel could be considered postmodern in structure and style, but its spirit belongs to both the social novels of the 19th century, and to the Marxian-inspired cultural criticism of Berger's critical works. The book seems to redeem the promise of his oft-quoted line, that "never again will a single story be told as though it were the only one." This approach fractures the narrative, between G's story, long digressions on the history of flight, the Italian working class and Italian nationalism, as well as Berger's own musings on sex, history and death.

The novel can be a hard slog but the payoff is immense. It captures, without the pomposity or pedantry of recent postmodern "total" novels, the whole breadth of the experience of an individual human life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679736547
Editor:
Laslocky, J.
Author:
Laslocky, J.
Author:
Berger, John
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Trieste (Italy) History Fiction.
Subject:
Trieste
Subject:
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
970
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.98x5.17x.75 in. .64 lbs.

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