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I In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr train their gaze on an English country doctor and find a universal man–one who has taken it upon himself to recognize his patient’s humanity when illness and the fear of death have made them unrecognizable to themselves.

Un hombre afortunado by John Berger

Nobody could read this book and be surprised that its subject killed himself. To ask other readers questions about Un hombre afortunadoplease sign up. Since then, his production has increased considerably, including a variety of genres, from novel to social essay, or poetry.

I think it is important to note the wording of the question. Books by John Berger. Also, even though the book is commendable largely for it’s sweeping analysis of a person and a profession, I did like the more specific probing into the “English” character. Trivia About Un hombre afortunado. One of the most common themes that appears on his books is the dialectics established between modernity and memory and loss, Another of his most remarkable works has been the trilogy titled Into Their Laboursthat includes the books Pig EarthOnce In Europa Lilac And Flag I got a tooth ache on the spot.

When we hear of a team of doctors or biochemists discovering a new cure, we can acknowledge their achievement easily.


This is a gem, I loved the images particularly, the way they were within and contributing to not only the text, but the feel of that time. Without his thinking hard about Sassell and his community, I find it difficult to see that he would have picked up that cause.

So, we’re told, Sassall “can argue that the [community members] are in some respects fortunate compared to the majority of people in the world,” but is “forced to acknowledge that, by his own standards, they are having to settle for fifth best.

John Berger beautifully articulates a meditation about humanity. Dec 08, Rose rated it liked it. But I would suggest that one of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating.

This little piece of non-fiction is stunning. How do you judge the value of a person according to what they contribute to the world?

A particular delight is the cod-Jungian section which demonstrates, by leaps of faith, that illness and suffering marks a psychological return to childhood in the uneducated. The book bergwr at its best when describing the practice and presenting case studies. Recently, I’ve made many “life” decisions and I decided to read the book again. And as Berger and Mohr follow Sassall about his rounds, they produce a book whose careful detail broadens into a aforutnado on the value we assign a human life.

But I soon noticed that the book involved a good deal of philosophizing by the writer. Sassall, a lauded afortuhado aims to be a universal man – an ideal Sassall believes “that his work justifies his life” concludes Berger that Dr. He has got a good brain, they say, why, with a brain like this–and then, remembering that he belongs to them, they realize that his choice of their remote country practice again implies a kind of privilege: None of us really bergrr how to respond and I still don’t, despite having considered it a lot.


Un hombre afortunado

Personally, as someone not practicing in the field of medicine, his insights on Dr. Feb 17, Mehmet rated it it was amazing. Tato Hdez marked it as to-read Nov 11, Although that drama was flawed, it was also moving, and it piqued my curiosity, so I ordered johh copy of the book.

A quite complex facial expression of a soon-to-be mother, his afodtunado pressing her abdomen. In homnre interactions we are given access to a man in full knowledge the balm his mere presence can provide. The ‘bearing’ of the adult falls away and his movements are limited to certain very primitive ones. Originally I took up this book because I thought there might be some interesting parallels to the first half of my father’s career as a small town doctor in New Hampshire.

The faint praise waved in its direction by the ordinary reader, as represented on Goodreads, is incredibly different from the place it holds in medical literature.

His ability to do such things connects him with aspects of experience which have to be either ignored or denied by common-sense. But there are extreme elements to this doctor. This is a degree of intimacy we rarely get to see.

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