And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief As Photos [Book Of The Week]

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Simon McBurney - a close friend of the late art critic and writer who died in January - reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir & love letter. McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s. Harriet Walter reads Berger's poetry.

Today we meet Berger in his beloved Haute-Savoie mountains, as he crosses the frontier into Italy and begins a rumination on human conceptions of time, memory, poetry and art, specifically the paintings of Rembrandt.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

Simon McBurney and Harriet Walter read late art critic John Berger's most personal book.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

022017040520170404 (R4)

Simon McBurney - a close friend of the late art critic and writer who died in January - reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir & love letter. McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s. Harriet Walter reads Berger's poetry.

Today Berger meditates on art, love and mortality - specifically how paintings depict time and how we understand the physical landscape around us, illustrated by sketches from the islands of Scotland and Berger's beloved Haute-Savoie mountains.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

Simon McBurney and Harriet Walter read late art critic John Berger's most personal book.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

032017040620170405 (R4)

Simon McBurney - a close friend of the late art critic and writer who died in January - reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir & love letter. McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s. Harriet Walter reads Berger's poetry.

Today Berger explores the psychic impact of mass migration and how, once lost, the sense of a true home can rarely be regained.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

Simon McBurney and Harriet Walter read late art critic John Berger's most personal book.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

042017040720170406 (R4)

Simon McBurney - a close friend of the late art critic and writer who died in January - reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir & love letter. McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s. Harriet Walter reads Berger's poetry.

Berger considered the twentieth century "the century of banishment" and today he continues his exploration on the psychic impact of mass migration where for migrants home is no longer a dwelling place but the untold story of a life being lived.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

Simon McBurney and Harriet Walter read late art critic John Berger's most personal book.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0520170407

Simon McBurney - a close friend of the late art critic and writer who died in January - reads John Berger's most personal book: part essay, part poetry collection, part memoir & love letter. McBurney also shares memories of Berger and the house and landscape that inspired the book in the early 1980s. Harriet Walter reads Berger's poetry.

Today Berger explores the work of his favourite painter, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

Abridged and produced by Simon Richardson.

Simon McBurney and Harriet Walter read late art critic John Berger's most personal book.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres