Geoff Dyer





Geoff Dyer

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born
in Cheltenham, The United Kingdom
June 05, 1958

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Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham, England, in 1958. He was educated at the local grammar school and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. For more information visit Geoff Dyer's official website: www.geoffdyer.com

He is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and, most recently, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; a critical study of John Berger, Ways of Telling; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and five genre-defying titles: But Beautiful, The Missing of the Somme, Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, and The Ongoing Moment.

His most recent book, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition – a selection of essays from Anglo-English Attitudes and W...more


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But Beautiful: A Book About...
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Paris Trance
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Otherwise Known as the Huma...
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The Missing of the Somme
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The Colour of Memory
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“Have regrets. They are fuel. On the page they flare into desire.”
Geoff Dyer

“The perfect life, the perfect lie, I realised after Christmas, is one which prevents you from doing that which you would ideally have done (painted, say, or written unpublishable poetry) but which, in fact, you have no wish to do. People need to feel that they have been thwarted by circumstances from pursuing the life which, had they led it, they would not have wanted; whereas the life they really want is precisely a compound of all those thwarting circumstances.”
Geoff Dyer

“Life is bearable even when it's unbearable: that is what's so terrible, that is the unbearable thing about it.”
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence

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