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A Painter of Our Time (1958)

by John Berger

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The novel was narrated as diary entries of the painter as he unravels the world of colors that he creates, locked away from all. His struggle as he transforms mere blobs of color on canvas into forms and shapes conveying a meaning, a story; adding life to them each day.

In a clash between the Chaos of Modern Art and Romance of Classicism, the protagonist clings to the latter and tries to depict order in the chaotic world today, belonging to the genre (as coined by the author) : "DESPERATE OPTIMISM". ( )
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Life will always be bad enough for the desire for something better not to be extinguisged in men.

Maxim Gorky
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To Liz, my wife
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This visionary first novel by the Booker Prize-winning author of To the Wedding and G. is at once a gripping intellectual and moral detective story and a book whose aesthetic insights make it a companion piece to John Berger's great works of art criticism.

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