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Geoff Dyer


Wednesday, January 20 2010

PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction

More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

Geoff Dyer Is an Incredible Portraitist

Geoff Dyer has a knack for compelling the reader to stay with him, even when his characters are unlikeable.

Tuesday, February 28 2012

'Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room' Is a Departure for Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer casts a typically idiosyncratic eye over Tarkovsky's Stalker and ends up illuminating more about himself than about the film.

Wednesday, May 25 2011

'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' Is Equally Enthralling and Befuddling

In a collection of nearly 30 years' worth of work, Geoff Dyer proves himself to be a fascinatingly eclectic writer, but only partially succeeds at tying everything together.

Tuesday, March 8 2011

'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition': Rarefied Pleasures of State-Funded Bohemian Consumerism

The doughnut might serve as a figure for much of Geoff Dyer’s writing in this collection: a pleasure to consume, artful and satisfying in many ways, but lacking essential substance.

Thursday, July 23 2009

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer

Two novellas about seeking: in the first, the seeking of pleasure, in the second, of being and nothing.

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