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A Seventh Man By John Berger

A Seventh Man by John Berger

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John Berger introduces a new edition of his seminal study of migrant workers, illustrated by photographer Jean Mohr.

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A Seventh Man by John Berger

"Why does the Western world look to migrant laborers to perform the most menial tasks? What compels people to leave their homes and accept this humiliating situation? In A Seventh Man, John Berger and Jean Mohr come to grips with what it is to be a migrant worker--the material circumstances and the inner experience--and, in doing so, reveal how the migrant is not so much on the margins of modern life, but absolutely central to it. First published in 1975, this finely wrought exploration remains as urgent as ever, presenting a mode of living that pervades the countries of the West and yet is excluded from much of its culture."

A Seventh Man Reviews

"I admire and love John Berger's books. He writes about what is important, not just interesting-in contemporary English letters, he seems to be peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience. He is a wonderful artist and thinker.A" - Susan Sontag "This book is ever more timely." - Geoff Dyer

About John Berger

John Berger's many books include Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours, Here Is Where We Meet, the Booker-prize winning novel G, Hold Everything Dear and the Man Booker-longlisted From A to X. Jean Mohr's longstanding collaboration with John Berger has produced five books, including A Fortunate Man. Among his other works are After the Last Sky (with Edward Said) and, most recently, Side by Side or Face to Face. He lives in Geneva, Switzerland.

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A Seventh Man by John Berger
Verso Books
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