Bruce Robbins

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On John Berger, 1926–2017

On John Berger, 1926–2017

No matter what he was looking at, Berger never stopped asking uncomfortable and therefore stimulating questions.

One way of thinking of the uniqueness of John Berger’s accomplishment is that he wrote almost completely without irony. The particular joy of his work comes directly from this unyielding earnestness, a profoundly difficult thing to pull off.