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Smoke - by John Berger (Hardcover)

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A pictoral essay by the great art critic, novelist and long-time smoker, John Berger, and Turkish writer and illustrator Selçuk Demirel."Once upon a time, men, women and (secretly) children smoked."This charming illustrated work reflects on the cultural implications of smoking, and suggests, through a series of brilliantly inventive illustrations, that society's attitude to smoke is both paradoxical and intolerant. It portrays a world in which smokers, banished from public places, must encounter one another as outlaws. Meanwhile, car exhausts and factory chimneys continue to pollute the atmosphere. Smoke is a beautifully illustrated prose poem that lingers in the mind."A cigarette is a breathing space. It makes a parenthesis. The time of a cigarette is a parenthesis, and if it is shared you are both in that parenthesis. It's like a proscenium arch for a dialogue." - John Berger (in interview)
Number of Pages: 67
Genre: Art, Humor, Literary Collections
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: John Berger
Language: English
Street Date: May 8, 2018
TCIN: 53686030
UPC: 9781910749470
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-8280
$12.89
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