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Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer Copyright Valeria Guglielmi

Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as nine nonfiction books. He won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012 for Otherwise Known as the Human Condition. He lives in Los Angeles.

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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

Camera Lucida

Roland Barthes; Translated from the French by Richard Howard; Foreword by Geoff Dyer

Hill and Wang

A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography...

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But Beautiful

Geoff Dyer

North Point Press

In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music,...

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Out of Sheer Rage

Geoff Dyer

North Point Press

Geoff Dyer had always wanted to write a book about D. H. Lawrence. He wanted, in fact, to write his “Lawrence book.” The problem was, he had no idea what his “Lawrence book” would be though he was determined to write a “sober academic study.” Luckily for the reader, he failed miserably.

Out of Sheer Rage is a harrowing, comic, and grand act of literary deferral. At times a furious repudiation of the act of writing itself, this is not so much a book about Lawrence as a book about writing a book about Lawrence. As Lawrence wrote about his own study of Thomas Hardy, “It will be about anything but Thomas Hardy, I am afraid—queer stuff—but not bad.”

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Paris Trance

Geoff Dyer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

People talk about love at first sight, about the way that men and women fall for each other immediately, but there is also such a thing as friendship at first sight.Luke moves to Paris with...

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