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The Accordion Player

John Berger

‘He played it as loud as he could, as though he hoped the music would remind the hay in the barn above of green grass and blue cornflowers.’

John Berger

John Berger (1926–2017) was a novelist, essayist, screenwriter and critic. His extensive bibliography includes the book-length essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, the Into their Labours fiction trilogy and the study of migrant workers A Seventh Man. His novel G. was awarded the 1972 Booker Prize, and he was awarded the Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime’s Distinguished Service to Literature in 2009.

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