G

G

A Novel

Book - 1991
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Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991, c1972.
ISBN: 9780679736547
0679736549
Branch Call Number: FIC Berge
FIC/Berge 31au 01
Characteristics: 316 p. --

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meyamashi
Jan 31, 2017

It is quite unusual to see reflected in the pages of fiction the profound ideas put forth in scholarly nonfiction, to see an aesthetic thesis with political overtones "made flesh," so to speak. This is what I found in "G," and its fellow traveler, "Ways of Seeing," both by the inimitable John Berger.

The novel is written as a series of snapshots in the life of a singular individual born out of wedlock during Victorian times and who comes of age during the lead-up to the First World War. These are interspersed with short expository sections which attempt to explain what happens to the man, and man he most definitely is.

Historical events seem peripheral to the actual human beings who inhabit the pages of this fascinating study of sexual politics on the most intimate of scales.

Even more interesting is how prevailing thought and understanding of larger societal issues pervade both the storyline and its expository foundations, and even the contrast with our current views lends further value to the work as an example of our evolving present circumstances in art and life.

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uncommonreader
Jul 27, 2012

This book won the 1972 Booker, but is too dated to read in the 21st century.

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