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Once in Europa: Book Two of the Into Their…

Once in Europa: Book Two of the Into Their Labours Trilogy (original 1987; edition 1992)

by John Berger (Author)

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Title:Once in Europa: Book Two of the Into Their Labours Trilogy
Authors:John Berger (Author)
Info:Vintage (1992), Edition: Reissue, 176 pages
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Once in Europa by John Berger (1987)


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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 with a love story. ( )
  stillatim | Dec 29, 2013 |
wunderbar, text und bilder...
Ein gelungenes Werk auf allen Ebenen ( )
  Liviagnos | Aug 29, 2008 |
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A luminous collection of interwoven stories, Once in Europa 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: the passion of a willful shepard for a shrewd bourgeois housewife; of a vital young woman for a dashing Russian who has come to work in the local factory; of a steadfast son for his aged mother. Lives are lost and hearts are broken, and, always, love is a transcending form of grace. In Once in Europa, it speaks as plainly and as movingly as a remembered language, creating a work of astonishing tenderness.

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