Geoff Dyer connects Benjamin, Barthes, Sontag, and Berger. Berger was indebted to both of the others. Dedicted to Sontag, the 1978 essay “Uses of Photography” is offered as a series of “responses” to On Photography, published the previous...Show More Summary
Geoff Dyer in the FT: The 'unwritten understanding between Beijing and Washington on America’s role in Asia is crumbling. China now wishes to recast the military and political dynamic in the region to reflect its own traditional centrality.' Why...Show More Summary
The whole thing is now online. I get what Dyer is saying here, but I don’t quite agree. As someone who’s read his fiction and his nonfiction, I feel like there’s a pretty clear difference between the two, and I like the latter much more than the former. Show More Summary
Geoff Dyer talks with Glenn Greenwald, who he writes is a lot more genial in person than one might expect: “People are sometimes not sure what to expect,” Greenwald tells Dyer. “They think they are going to meet this total … Read mo...
Geoff Dyer, author of the coming “Another Great Day at Sea,” is already musing about his literary legacy.
The Record explains the importance of physical music archives. Geoff Dyer shares his admiration for Albert Camus in the Guardian. M.I.A. is streaming all the tracks from her new album Matangi. Billboard interviewed her about the new record. Hazlitt explores...
On his book tour, the tables have been turning on John Freeman: A parade of luminous authors are interviewing him. He's already sat down for public conversations with Teju Cole, Geoff Dyer, Aeksander Hemon, and Marilynne Robonson, and on Tuesday night, it'll be Mark Z. Danielewski. That's at Skylight Books in Los Feliz at 7:30 p.m.
The devastating images of Syria shot by Franco Pagetti have been collected into a series entitled Veiled Aleppo. Over at The New Republic, Geoff Dyer writes about one of them. It’s an image, Dyer observes, that features “symbols … of the death throes not of a city but of film.”
“The Dyer visage in repose, its default setting, is that of a man whose jam has regularly been stolen from his doughnut.” Despite how he is prone to frowning, Geoff Dyer believes a smile can make the world a better place. Related posts: Geoff...Show More Summary
“If I’ve sat on my arse all day—and it’s definitely my English arse I sit on, not an American ass—then what I most want to do come evening is sit on it some more,” Geoff Dyer loves to sit. He and other authors discussed why the standing...Show More Summary
Year in Reading alum Geoff Dyer takes a fascinating look at two photographers – Garry Winogrand and Tod Papageorge – who happened to photograph the same thing at the same time, but wound up producing wildly different images. RelatedShow More Summary
The Guardian shares an infographic about The Smiths. Hazlitt interviews Love and Rockets cartoonist Jaime Hernandez. The Irish Times has writers, including Anne Enright and Geoff Dyer, discuss what they loathe about their own work. The West Australian profiles Yo...
In the introduction to his book Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, Geoff Dyer writes, For several years now I’ve been puzzled by some lines of Auden’s–actually, I’ve been puzzled by many of Auden’s lines, but the ones I have in mind are from “Detective Story” (1936), where he talks about home, the centre where the … ?
Need to kill 37 minutes? Check out “The Novelistic Essay and the Essayistic Novel,” a lecture by Geoff Dyer from this past year’s Key West Literary Summit. (h/t Mark O’Connell) Related posts: “My name is Geoff Dyer and I endorse this.”...Show More Summary
It left me inarticulate and emotional, as if I'd been zapped back in time to the broodiest moments of my childhood. Related posts: Tuesday New Release Day: Dyer, Aira, Wilson, Iyer Zona, Geoff Dyer’s book about Tarkovsky’s film Stalker,...Show More Summary
Last year I chose a terrific book that deserves to be more widely known. This year I'm going for a book that could hardly be better known. Related posts: A Year in Reading: Geoff Dyer At the risk of telling American readers something...Show More Summary
Litquake, the West Coast’s largest literary festival, now offers downloadable bi-monthly podcasts via their website and iTunes. On the site presently are episodes with Geoff Dyer, Carolyn Burke, Adam Johnson, Joshua Cohen, and Molly Ringwald, and the group plans to livestream and post events from their upcoming festival (Oct. Show More Summary
The program has always included restored and rediscovered older films-classics as well as curios-alongside the newest Cannes prize winners and Academy Award aspirants.
You have until 8/20 to enter the 4th Annual Column Contest at McSweeney’s. Related posts: McSweeney’s Column Contest McSweeney’s is accepting entries for their 3rd Annual Column Contest.... Geoff Dyer Gets New York Times Column Millions favorite Geoff Dyer, author of Otherwise Known as the... Very Short Story Contest Want a chance to win $200 [...]Show More Summary
The summer issue of Wag's Revue is up, and while I find 'leafing' through the pages of the online edition essentially unbearable (single-page, people ! simplest HTML, people !), the content -- including a long Q & A with Geoff Dyer -- almost makes it worthwhile. (I'd get the print edition instead, if I could, but apparently it's online only.....)