A brilliantly varied new selection of D. H. Lawrence’s essays, chosen and introduced by Geoff Dyer
“This handsome collection amounts to an extensive tour of Winogrand’s photographs conducted by a savvy, observant, and highly entertaining guide. No longer still, Winogrand’s images are animated here by the turns and jumps of Geoff Dyer’s lively commentary.”
Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States
From “one of our most original writers” (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine) comes an expansive and exacting book—firmly grounded, but elegant, witty, and always inquisitive—about travel, unexpected awareness, and the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves.
“Geoff Dyer has managed to do again what he does best: insert himself into an exotic and demanding environment (sometimes, his own flat, but here, the violent wonders of an aircraft carrier) and file a report that mixes empathetic appreciation with dips into brilliant comic deflation. Welcome aboard the edifying and sometimes hilarious ship Dyer.” Billy Collins, author of Aimless Love
‘Few books about film feel like watching a film, but this one does. We sit with Dyer as he writes about Stalker, he captures its mystery and burnish, he prises it open and gets its glum majesty. As a result of this book, I know the film better, and care about Tarkovsky even more.’ Mark Cousins, author of THE STORY OF FILM
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, winner of the National Book Critics Cricle for Criticism, collects 25 years of Geoff Dyer’s essays, reviews, and misadventures.
“A beautifully composed rave generation rhapsody… In prose dripping with eroticism and aching with melancholy, Dyer masterfully dissects the vicissitudes of twenty-something love.” The Sunday Times
“Reading Dyer is akin to the sudden elation and optimism you feel when you make a new friend, someone as silly as you but cleverer too, in whose company you know you will travel through life more vagrantly, intensely, joyfully.” Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
“Brilliant… The great Great War book of our time.” Observer
“Profoundly haunting and fearless… Dyer’s trademark wit and uniqueness surround you… His very best.” Pico Iyer, The New York Times Book Review