Hold Everything Dear
Dispatches on Survival and Resistance
5 x 8 inches, ix + 142pp. 2008
ISBN : 9788170463269
Rs 395.00 (PB)
Hold Everything Dear is John Berger’s vital response to today’s global economic and military tyranny. From Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and 7/7, to resistance in Ramallah and traumatic dislocation in the Middle East, Berger explores the countless personal choices, encounters, illuminations, sacrifices, new desires, griefs and memories that occur in the course of political resistance to empire and colonialism. These sensuous reflections reveal the political at the core of human existence, from the relentlessness of daily life in the West Bank, to the potential force of desire, to the unflinching gaze of Pasolini’s political film. Visceral and passionate, Hold Everything Dear is a profound mediation on what political resistance means today, by one of the most compelling radical voices of our age.
Storyteller, essayist, novelist, screenwriter, dramatist, critic, John Berger is one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into their Labour and, most recently, Here is Where we Meet.