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Out of Sheer Rage

In the Shadow of D. H. Lawrence
著者: Geoff Dyer
ナレーター: Tom Hollander
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カテゴリー: 洋書, Biographies & Memoirs

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あらすじ・解説

Sitting down to write a book about his hero D. H. Lawrence, Geoff Dyer finds himself compelled to write about anything else. He is in fact compelled to do more or less anything else instead of write. 

In Sicily he is too preoccupied by his hatred of seafood to follow the great writer's footsteps; in Mexico he cannot get beyond a drug-induced erotic fantasy on a nudist beach...and yet, incredibly, this attempt to write a 'sober academic study' reveals the hold Lawrence and his work still exert on us today. 

Out of Sheer Rage is a complete one-off, a richly comic study of the combination of bad temper, procrastination and the uncanny power of obliquity. 

©2018 Geoff Dyer (P)2018 Canongate Books Ltd

批評家のレビュー

"An intriguing, magnetic, genre-rattling book." (The Times)

"Marvellous...a glorious truant from study...gives a better picture of [Lawrence] than any biography I know." (James Wood, Guardian)

"The kind of book that gives literary criticism a bad name. Hilarious!" (John Berger)

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • jojo
  • 2019/06/26

Procrastinating distractions, stay or go

Funny, clever and thoughtful in a lovely arsey English way. And here's five more words.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Oliver
  • 2019/10/25

Brilliant

This is a book about trying and failing to write a book about DH Lawrence. It’s much more enjoyable as a failure of a book about DH Lawrence than successful book about DH Lawrence would be. Probably.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • S. R. Ashken
  • 2019/08/28

More than at first it seems

At first this seems like an entertaining enough exposition of footloose, literary prevarication, a funny meditation - although Dyer hates meditation - on what it’s like to write a book, fits and starts and block and all, all in book form.
It becomes much more than that. He has interesting things to say about freedom, work, destiny and the passions which drive us from where we start to wherever we set out to get to, or at least to elsewhere.
No knowledge of DH Lawrence required.