First Published Thirty Years Ago, John Berger S Tender And Bittersweet Novel Is A Book Of Dreams Dreams Of Freedom And Romance, Dreams That Intoxicate And Redeem, Dreams That Have The Power To Exalt Their Dreamers Or Dash Them Against Hard Truth.It Is The Unforgettable, Often Comical Portrait Of A Dreamer, One William Corker, The Genteel Proprietor Of A London Employment Agency, Who, In His Sixty Third Year, Has Just Moved Out Of The House He Shared With His Overbearing Sister As Corker Takes His First Steps Into A Life Of Passions, Berger Creates A Character Of Astonishing Depth And Liveliness A Man Whose Fantasies And Ambitions Are At Once Splendid And Tragic. One of my favorite books ever The story is very simple, but the language Berger uses to tell it is amazing. Okay, this book is pretty disjointed, and it took me much longer to get through it than it should have But I m feeling generous Berger is doing some interesting things here stylistically, and there is joy in these pages amidst the dark undertones Read pages 83 133 I
The writing was great as expected can t quite remember details of the plot, but this was a good read. I learned that I am glad I do not have to look for a job as a housekeeper in London in the 60s.
- Corker's Freedom
- John Berger
- 07 December 2017 John Berger