Geoff Dyer Archive

Reluctantly Reading a Colonial-Era White Male Writer in Mexico

Author: | Categories: Reading No comments
In this literary chain, we have two old white men surveying Mexico, followed by me, a young, Indian woman, whom most strangers in Oaxaca assumed was Mexican.

Waiting to Write

Author: | Categories: Reading, Writing No comments
Like any writer I dream of being awarded a life-altering grant or winning the state lottery, or at the very least, the heart of some word-loving benefactor, a silver-haired sugar mama or daddy who’ll rescue me from hard labor, no strings attached, simply for the satisfaction of seeing my

A Writer’s Envy, Part II: The Artist’s Husband

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized No comments
Guest post by Scott Nadelson   Of course I’m not the first writer to express envy of the visual artist. As Geoff Dyer notes in Out of Sheer Rage, his book about not writing a book about D.H. Lawrence (a book I can’t recommend highly enough; it’s one of