Out of Sheer Rage


This biography of D.H. Lawrence is also a travel book. Geoff Dyer followed in Lawrence’s footsteps, living out of a rucksack, and by retracing Lawrence’s journeys, he learns as much about himself as he does about Lawrence.

ISBN: 9780349108582 Author: Dyer, Geoff Publisher: Abacus Publication Date: 7th August 2003 Imprint: Abacus Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:21) Pages: 242 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

Sitting down to write a book on his hero D. H. Lawrence, Geoff Dyer finds a way instead to write about almost anything else. In Sicily he is more absorbed by his hatred of seafood than by the Lawrentian vibes; on the way to the D. H. Lawrence Birthplace Experience, he is sidetracked by the Ikea Experience; in Mexico to steep himself in the white-hot beauty of the landscape he cannot get beyond a drug-induced erotic fantasy on a nudist beach. Out of Sheer Rage is a richly comic study of the combination of bad temper, prevarication and base appetite that go into a book: if you have ever wanted to write, then reading Out of Sheer Rage may cure you!

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