“As a Career Path It’s Not Advisable”: Geoff Dyer on His Idiosyncratic Writing


It would be fashionable, I suppose, to sit here and stew over what, exactly, to write about Geoff Dyer, how to accurately reveal the pleasure that comes from reading his work. But let’s say this: over the course of 14¬†books and frequent forays into essays and journalism, Geoff Dyer is a joy to read, whether he’s writing about jazz, photography, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, D.H. Lawrence, drugs, or anything else in the world. He has a gift for making the world seem more strange and mysterious, and his work makes the reader curious. So much of the world is structured so that you don’t have to think at all, ever; Dyer’s work is a corrective.
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