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John Peter Berger was an English art critic, novelist, painter and author.

A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor by John Berger

The people tell him of a story about a man, Sleepy Joe, whose was under a felled tree I enjoyed this. It cannot afford to. But it is foolish only up to the hokbre when you realise that you might be fed very much better. Open Preview See a Problem? How is it that Sassall is acknowledged as a good doctor? This little piece of non-fiction is stunning.

Mtt marked it as to-read Feb 18, From the very beginning we are aware that he is nothing if not fallible. Want to Read saving…. Nobody could read this book and be surprised that its subject killed himself. The book is perhaps more relevant now then it was in the 60’s when it was written.

How do you judge the value of a person according to what they contribute to the world? What confidence on the part of both doctor and writer to begin this way. With those books, Berger makes a meditation about the way of the peasant, that changes one poverty for another in the city. Alba rated it really liked it Aug 04, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Un hombre afortunado by John Berger

There’s little to celebra Of course, it’s never an easy thing for a book to live up to the hype. The book was written in the s aofrtunado is also a photo-essay with fantastic photography of the doctor, patients, community, and countryside. Common sense declares that it is foolish to bite the hand that feeds you.


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.

Although that drama was flawed, it was also moving, and it piqued my curiosity, so Gombre ordered a copy of the book. Sassall is a fortunate man.

You have to be a startlingly bad doctor and make many mistakes before the results tell against you. Nov 19, Lucynell rated it liked it.

Paternalistic doesn’t begin to cover it. Ana Patricia is currently reading it Affortunado 30, 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.

To have a complaint recognized, that is to say defined, limited and depersonalized, is to be made stronger. 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.

But fully to take the measure of it, we have to come to some conclusion about the value of these lives to us now. Once pushed over that frontier, survival depends upon chance. Many books that address humanism in medicine or address the human predicament from a medical perspective are actually poorly written.

This is the first thing I’ve read by John Berger. Despite thinking it is vital, I have never tried to explain what it is.

It is perhaps this coldness which sharpens the tang of the hot cup of tea. A year after that, the doctor shot himself.


I simply tired of this after a while. In some ways, the irksome, even dangerous model of practice Berger evangelises is the least objectionable aspect. Nobody around him is aware of how he thinks.

Jean Mohr’s observant, un-intrusive photographs are just as much a part of the essay as Berger’s words are. We are not asking which doctor is better, we are asking which doctor we perceive as better and why. The Vietnamese villages are burned alive though nine-tenths afortunwdo the world condemns the crime. 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.

Trivia About A Fortunate Man: This is a degree of intimacy we rarely get to see.

A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

They’re often written by doctors who cannot adequately describe the monumental events they encounter. The subject is very interesting, the country doctor as a conce On pageclose to the end of this rather long-ass essay, the author wonders “whether I begin to make myself clear. In the book the author uses a pseudonym, John Sassall. There is a loss of control of the hands which again can only clench or paw. A startlingly humane portrait of a doctor practising medicine in rural England in the s – the type of universalist country doctor part priest, part magician, part healer that doesn’t exist anymore.

Paperbackpages. It’s schoolboy aping of their dense lines of argument. I am walking away with the impression that he’s a man who’s interested in themes: Preview — Un hombre afortunado by John Berger.