Lilac and Flag: An Old Wives' Tale of a City

Lilac and Flag: An Old Wives' Tale of a City

by John Berger


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Lilac and Flag: An Old Wives' Tale of a City by John Berger

From Booker Prize-winning author John Berger, Lilac and Flag, wherein the Alpine village of the two earlier volumes of the Into Their Labours trilogy has been forsaken for the mythic city of Troy. Here, amidst the shantytowns, factories, and opulent hotels, fading heritages and steadfast dreams, the children and grandchildren of rural peasants pursue meager livings as best they can. And here, two young lovers embark upon a passionate, desperate journey of love and survival and find transcending hope both for themselves and for us as their witnesses.

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ISBN-13: 9780679737193
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1992
Series: Into Their Labours Series , #3
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 707,859
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

John Berger was born in London in 1926. He is well known for his novels and stories as well as for his works of nonfiction, including several volumes of art criticism. His first novel, A Painter of Our Time, was published in 1958, and since then his books have included Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours, and the novel G., which won the Booker Prize in 1972. In 1962 he left Britain permanently, and lived in a small village in the French Alps. He died in 2017.

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