First Edition of the authors Booker Prize Winning Novel G; Signed by John Berger
G: A Novel.
Item Number: 4535
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1972.
First edition of the author’s Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in an excellent near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. The dust jacket spine is bright and attractive. Signed by John Berger on the title page.
John Berger relates the story of "G.," a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early years of this century. With profound compassion, Berger explores the hearts and minds of both men and women, and what happens during sex, to reveal the conditions of the Don Juan's success: his essential loneliness, the quiet cumulation in each of his sexual experiences of all of those that precede it, the tenderness that infuses even the briefest of his encounters, and the way women experience their own extraordinariness through their moments with him. All of this Berger sets against the turbulent backdrop of Garibaldi and the failed revolution of Milanese workers in 1898, the Boer War, and the first flight across the Alps, making G. a brilliant novel about the search for intimacy in history's private moments.