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G. is a 1972 novel by John Berger, set in pre-First World War Europe,[1] and its protagonist, named "G.", is a Don Juan or Casanova-like lover of women who gradually comes to political consciousness after misadventures across the continent. Berger's experimental, non-linear narrative novel won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and the Booker Prize. At the Booker Prize ceremony Berger criticized the sponsor Booker-McConnall for exploiting trade in the Caribbean for the past 130 years.[2] Berger also gave half of the prize money to the British Black Panther movement.[3]

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First edition
AuthorJohn Berger
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherWeidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Media typePrint


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  2. ^ Jordison, Sam (2008-01-09). "Looking back at the Booker: John Berger". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  3. ^ Cummins, Anthony (2013-05-18). "G by John Berger – review". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-03.