Tuesday 30 June 2009

John Berger

I heard on the news the other day that John Berger has donated his Archive to the British Library and that Jamie Andrews, Head of Modern Literary Manuscripts, was going out to Berger's home in France to have a preliminary look at the material. What an adventure - to get to be the first 'outsider' to look at someones Archive. I'm sure there is a huge amount of interesting material there but what immediately caught my interest in reading about it was a short piece in The Guardian which notes that there are 'papers relating to an aborted collaboration between Berger and Tom Waits' - that sounds very intriguing, I'll look forward to reading more about that later! Maybe the British Library will start a blog for the cataloguing of the Archive like they have with the Harold Pinter and Ted Hughes Collections.

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