Writers, Singular and Universal
A writer is one who, when we encounter their words, invites us to another use of language. Their words may be our words, but their voice makes them other. A writer, then, walks a tightrope between the singular and the universal, and the best of them are so adept at it that their work may be described simply as ‘singular universal’. It is such writers that I aim to honour in this series.
John Berger in his kitchen, 1
This and all other images of John Berger are screenshots from the DVD ‘The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger’ (Curzon Articial Eye, 2017)
JOHN BERGER, OR ATTENTIVENESS
John Berger in his kitchen, 2
John Berger drawing a portrait of Tilda Swinton
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