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Still Reading Ladies

I’m not very consistent with these posts, but I have been consistent with my 2016 New Year Resolution – reading female authors.

Besides two summer exceptions, which were definitely worth it – Yoga for people who can’t be bothered to do it by Geoff Dyer and The Tortilla Curtain by T.C Boyle – I read books by females all year. 247 more words

Genre Bending

“Every good work of art should have at least ten meanings,” remarked Walter de Maria, one of the major figures in the history of Minimal, Conceptual, Installation, and Land, in 1974. 643 more words

Dallas Museum Of Art

How English genre-bender Geoff Dyer only needs 100 words to make you laugh out loud

If you believe Geoff Dyer’s self-description, he’s not a person of much consequence. He’s apparently lazy, aimless, easily displeased and not notably ambitious. Even when he inserts himself in one of his stories, his stand-in seems unimpressive. 955 more words


This Is Where We Would Have Done It

“Next to my primary and junior schools, in the small town where I grew up (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) was a large recreation park. During term time we played there at lunchtimes; in the summer holidays, we spent whole afternoons playing football. 164 more words


John Berger: 'I can imagine a place where to be phosphate of calcium is enough'

Reading a lot of the stuff written in the British press about John Berger following his death two days ago, I have barely been able to recognise the writer that I have known and loved from reading –  a writer whose bibliography, according to Wikipedia, comprises ten novels, four plays, three collections of poetry and 33 other books, an unclassifiable blend of ruminations on art, politics and the simple joys and beauty of everyday life. 3,184 more words

Ideas And Politics

One Hundred Per Cent Sincere, One Hundred Per Cent Ironic: An Interview with Geoff Dyer

How much does place shape an interview? Geoff Dyer is sitting in his luxury hotel room in Adelaide; I am in a drab office building in Melbourne. 63 more words


In search of the Good Sex writing

I wrote this for the TLS blog as a response to the Bad Sex Awards. (Includes a brief definition of Gibbs’s Law of Reversible Similes.) 54 more words