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Otherwise known as the human condition : selected essays and reviews, 1989-2010

Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, ©2011.
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A volume of nonfiction writings and essays by the National Book Critics Circle finalist draws on twenty-five years of work and includes pieces that reflect on subjects ranging from jazz and the British-dole queue to haute couture and hotel sex.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 1555975798 9781555975791
OCLC Number: 650212620
Description: xii, 420 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Visuals. Jacques Henri Lartigue and the discovery of India --
Robert Capa --
If I die in a combat zone --
Ruth Orkin's V-E Day --
Richard Avedon --
Enrique Metinides --
Joel Sternfeld's utopian visions --
Alec Soth : Riverrun --
Richard Misrach --
William Gedney --
Michael Ackerman --
Miroslav Tichý --
Saving Grace : Todd Hido --
Idris Kahn --
Edward Burtynsky --
Turner and memory --
The American sublime --
The awakening of stones : Rodin --
Ecce homo --
Verbals. D.H. Lawrence : Sons and lovers --
F. Scott Fitzgerald : The beautiful and the damned --
F. Scott Fitzgerald : Tender is the night --
Pounding print --
Richard Ford : Independence day --
James Salter : The hunters and Light years --
Denis Johnson : Tree of smoke --
Ian McEwan : Atonement --
Lorrie Moore : A gate at the stairs --
Don DeLillo : Point omega --
The Goncourt journals --
Rebecca West : Black lamb and grey falcon --
John Cheever : The journals --
Ryszard Japuściński's African life --
W.G. Sebald, Bombing, and Thomas Bernhard --
Regarding the achievement of others : Susan Sontag --
The moral art of war --
Musicals. "My favorite things" --
Ramamani --
Def Leppard and the anthropology of supermodernity --
Editions of contemporary me --
Is jazz dead? --
Cherry Street --
Variables. Blues for Vincent --
Loving and admiring : Camus' Algeria --
Oradour-sur-Glane --
Parting shots --
The wrong stuff --
Fabulous clothes --
The 2004 Olympics --
Sex and hotels --
What will survive of us --
Personals. The airfix generation --
Comics in a man's life --
Violets of pride --
On being an only child --
Sacked --
On the roof --
Unpacking my library --
Reader's block --
My life as a gate-crasher --
Something didn't happen --
Otherwise known as the human condition (with particular reference to Doughtnut Plant doughnuts) --
Of course.
Responsibility: Geoff Dyer.

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A volume of nonfiction writings and essays by the National Book Critics Circle finalist draws on twenty-five years of work and includes pieces that reflect on subjects ranging from jazz and the British-dole queue to haute couture and hotel sex.

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