Out of Sheer Rage

Out of Sheer Rage : In the Shadow of D.H.Lawrence

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Sitting down to write a book on his hero D. H. Lawrence, Geoff Dyer finds a way instead to write about almost anything else. In Sicily he is more absorbed by his hatred of seafood than by the Lawrentian vibes; on the way to the D. H. Lawrence Birthplace Experience, he is sidetracked by the Ikea Experience; in Mexico to steep himself in the white-hot beauty of the landscape he cannot get beyond a drug-induced erotic fantasy on a nudist beach. Out of Sheer Rage is a richly comic study of the combination of bad temper, prevarication and base appetite that go into a book: if you have ever wanted to write, then reading Out of Sheer Rage may cure you!

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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0349108587
  • 9780349108582
  • 56,554

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The kind of book that gives literary criticism a bad name. Hilarious! John Berger An intriguing, magnetic, genre-rattling book THE TIMES If there was a prize for the year's funniest book then it would win hands down INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY A masterpiece. MAIL ON SUNDAY

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About Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer was born in 1958. His book BUT BEAUTIFUL, about jazz, won the Somerset Maugham Prize & was shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize. His essays & reviews appear in the INDEPENDENT, NEW STATESMAN & other periodicals. He writes regularly for the GUARDIAN & is a contributing editor of ESQUIRE.

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