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Author Dyer, Geoff.

Title Otherwise known as the human condition : selected essays and reviews, 1989-2010 / Geoff Dyer.

Published Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, [2011]


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 UniM Bail  824.914 DYER    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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 -- American sublime -- 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 -- Goncourt journals -- Rebecca West: Black lamb and Grey falcon -- John Cheever: The journals -- Ryszard Kapuściński's African life -- W.G. Sebald, Bombing, and Thomas Bernhard -- Regarding the achievement of others: Susan Sontag -- 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 -- Wrong stuff -- Fabulous clothes -- The 2004 Olympics -- Sex and hotels -- What will survive of us -- Personals. 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Essays.
ISBN 9781555975791 (paperback)
1555975798 (paperback)