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A3 Research: Insiders and Outsiders

“One is either a participant in unquestioned rites or a detached observer of them. To hold back midway from either of those positions is to temporise” (1: p.210)

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Research & Reflection

Writers are defined, in large measure, by what they can’t do. The mass of things that lie beyond their abilities force them to concentrate on the things they can.

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Geoff Dyer's 'White Sands' Is a Secretly Romantic Travel Guide

The consensus on Geoff Dyer is that his formally promiscuous books shouldn’t work but do. “He combines fiction, autobiography, travel writing, cultural criticism, literary theory, and a kind of comic English whining,” James Wood wrote of Dyer for the New Yorker in 2009. 948 more words


The Writer Geoff Dyer Finds Trouble In Paradise

Geoff Dyer is often bored; in fact he’s surpassingly eloquent on the subject of his own boredom. He’s bored following the footsteps of Paul Gauguin in Polynesia. 422 more words

Not having children is seen as supremely selfish, as though the people having children were selflessly sacrificing themselves in a valiant attempt to ensure the survival of our endangered species and fill up this vast and underpopulated island of ours.

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Quite a few friends who’d been indifferent to having kids found that once the plunge had been taken, often accidentally, their lives had a meaning and purpose that they previously lacked.

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Back in the Park with Geoff ...

The fascinating and comprehensive exhibition of Paul Strand’s photographs and films currently at the V&A – in particular, the fence photo below – got me thinking about a piece of mine that appeared on my earlier… 1,016 more words

Art & Photography