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Review: 'White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World'

Part of the experience of coming here is the attempt to understand and articulate one’s responses to the experience.


This introspective response to visiting new places is taken from a striking passage in… 810 more words

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Geoff Dyer's White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, a review

White Sands has been called a collection of travel essays, but I prefer to describe Geoff Dyer’s latest publication as a series of disappointments. Dyer’s 14th published work takes the reader on an uninspiring journey; it is an endless cycle of anticipation and unfulfilled expectations, enough to make even the keenest traveller want to stay home. 489 more words

Minus the Time-Consuming Mechanics of Plot and Story

“There’s a lot of stuff like this in Minima Moralia, the kind of observations you might get in fiction, minus the time-consuming mechanics of plot and story.” 9 more words

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Somewhere Else

“We are here to go somewhere else.”
Geoff Dyer, White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World (2016)

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The Look # 1: Julie Flashes

Julie Christie flashes the camera in BILLY LIAR.

I am reading and enjoying Geoff Dyer’s Zona — it really is as good as everyone says. The kind of book I’d like to write, if I could settle on a film and if anyone would agree with me on which film was worth settling on. 470 more words

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Let Down

When I am no longer capable of disappointment the romance will be gone: I may as well be dead.

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The Saturday Read 'The Missing of the Somme' by Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer has a new book out this summer, ‘White Sands: Experiences From the Outside World’ , but it’s a book originally published in 1994 that is The Saturday Read this week – … 626 more words

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