- 10:15 am - February 21, 2012
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Not on Geoff Dyer Day!
In honor of the U.S. publication of Geoff Dyer’s latest book, Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room, enjoy these Dyer-centric reads:
- “Like a tired person trying to get to sleep who is kept awake by sounds from the street that he or she has for years scarcely noticed, I found that the word had become suddenly unignorable.” Dyer on the intrusiveness of the adjective “tireless.”
- A short video of Dyer discussing But Beautiful, Out of Sheer Rage, and Paris Trance.
- “I mean, right from the start I was aware I was engaged in something so ludicrous that it was not feasible, in a way.” Dyer speaks with Guernica about creating Zona.
- "I never got over this lag, never experienced the shock of things happening as they happened. I was out of step with the world." Dyer’s short fiction about 9/11, “Temple of Tears.”
- "I don’t want to become one of these people who’s always reading reviews of books rather than the books themselves." Dyer on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show. Swoon when you hear his accent. SWOON.
- Since you don’t have enough to read, here are some books that were on Dyer’s nightstand last April (including a collection of Dean Young’s poetry!).
- “It was not just that if I shut my eyes I knew I would die; if I shut my eyes the world would come to an end.” 25 years after an opium freak-out, Dyer returned to Morocco and lived to write about it in "Man, where have all the hippies gone?"