I was quite fascinated by him. His biography! Traveled, lived about half a century in France, stayed on the mountains…His deep love for animals and plants. His lifelong conviction to marxist humanism. His writings about small things…
He was an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet. His eye was not to fool and one could learn much from him about looking at paintings. Born in London his father was jewish, his grandfather from Trieste. He got his education partially in Oxford, later on he enrolled at art schools (f.e. Chelsea School of Art), exhibited his paintings too, but rather soon became an art critic.
1958 he published his first novel. In the seventies he collaborated with Swiss film-director Alain Tanner and among others wrote the scenario of “Jonah who will be 25 in the year 2000”. His son, Jacob Berger, became a film director himself.
Berger, who was married three times, moved first to Quincy/ Haute Savoie (marvellous writings about eyes and looks of cows!!), then, after the death of his third wife, to Antony in the suburbs of Paris. Who lived in Antony too? Well, among others Louise Bourgeois and the African football-player Didier Drogba (connected to Chelsea J )