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Creative Nonfiction

I find a great Paris Review interview in ‘The Art of Nonfiction’ series from  a couple of years ago with Geoff Dyer, who begins by disagreeing with the parameters of his own interview, interrupting the interviewer as follows: 575 more words


E is for Experiencing

Number 5 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge.

Writers are readers too, and like all readers, they like to get as full an experience as possible. 390 more words


A Little Fuel For My Fire, Dyer Style

Lately I have been running through a list – I have to keep a book of them, literally – of projects, ideas, tasks and goals that I’d like to accomplish before the end of April rolls around.   1,232 more words

Random Thoughts

Romancing the stoned: The eternal romance of the doomed jazz musician

As the legend so thoroughly teaches us, jazz was born in the brothels of New Orleans. For many years it was treated everywhere as saloon entertainment. 1,010 more words


Quote for Today: Geoff Dyer

We’d never seen anything as green as these rice paddies. It was not just the paddies themselves: the surrounding vegetation – foliage so dense the trees lost track of whose leaves were whose – was a rainbow coalition of one colour: green. 117 more words

Quote For Today

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus (1923-71) is frequently lambasted for being insensitive and exploitative . Rosenblum talks about her “derisive treatment”, being “ungenerous” and refers to her ‘Mother Holding Her child, N.J (1967) as being one of the “most alienated images of motherhood in the history of visual art.” [1]  Germaine Greer says: “She may have thought she was getting the mask off, but what she was photographing was actually the clumsy ill-drawn mask itself.” [2] 946 more words

Research & Reflection

Detour As Straight Line

Toby Lloyd, “New York Trance — Geoff Dyer and the Life of the Writer,” Los Angeles Review of Books 31 January 2016

(…) When I presented a few chapters of this ragged novel to a friend of mine for advice, she very sensibly recommend that I read… 813 more words

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