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Out of Sheer Rage: In the Shadow of D.H.Lawrence
Out of Sheer Rage: In the Shadow of D.H.Lawrence (Paperback)
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When he became interested in literature at grammar school, it was D.H. Lawrence who fired Geoff Dyer's imagination, and it was the figure of Lawrence, the miner's son who spent his life travelling, living by his pen, which made it seem possible to him to become a writer. The work is as much a travel book as a biography, as Geoff Dyer retraces Lawrence's journeys and, using Lawrence's own writings, life, and crucially, photographs as clues, learns much about matters close to his own heart as he does about Lawrence himself.

Biography >> Biography: generalTravel & Maps >> Travel writing Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 07/05/1998 ISBN-13: 9780349108582  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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I bought this book second hand through Foyles and it arrived in great time and in a good condition. Typically Dyer is hilarious and insightful. Frankly, I'm not a massive Lawrence fan, but because it's Dyer it doesn't matter. This is a book about his own mind and trying to beat it, procrastination and trying to thwart it, life and how to live it. It's a book about how to write a book and anyone interested in literature, how we perceive it, remember it and write about it should check out one of our greatest living writers.

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This is a genre-defying, virtuoso performance of a book, hilarious and satisfying and frustrating all at once. Dyer holds up a mirror to every academic, every writer, every person with a momentous task to undertake; his account of the struggle to write about Lawrence becomes a wonderful tale of a man echoing the subject of his fascination as he attempts to understand him. Dyer's frankness, wit, and acuity make this a wonderful read, inspiring and entertaining. Seriously, read it.

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