Out of Sheer Rage

Out of Sheer Rage

Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence

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FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

"In the spirit of Julian Barnes's Flaubert's Parrot and Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, Mr. Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage keeps circling its subject in widening loops and then darting at it when you least expect it . . . a wild book."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

Geoff Dyer was a talented young writer, full of energy and reverence for the craft, and determined to write a study of D. H. Lawrence. But he was also thinking about a novel, and about leaving Paris, and maybe moving in with his girlfriend in Rome, or perhaps traveling around for a while. Out of Sheer Rage is Dyer's account of his struggle to write the Lawrence book--a portrait of a man tormented, exhilarated, and exhausted. Dyer travels all over the world, grappling not only with his fascinating subject but with all the glorious distractions and needling anxieties that define the life of a writer.

Publisher: New York : Picador, [2009], c1997.
Edition: first Picador edition
ISBN: 9780312429461
0312429460
Branch Call Number: 823.912 LAWRENCE
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 21 cm.

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BertBailey
May 23, 2014

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zola7
Sep 16, 2011

'Out of Sheer Rage' is a delight. I cannot really find the words to describe it - because I'm not Geoff Dyer. It is quirky, genre bending and although not completely about DHLawrence it has wonderful glimpses of him that are inspirational. I think it is a book one would either love with a passion or hate and not finish.

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