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White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World

White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World

by Geoff Dyer
Paperback
Publication Date: 27/06/2016
RRP  $32.99 $30.75
"From one of Britain's most original writers, White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. Episodic, wide-ranging, funny and smart, the linked journeys recall the themes of Dyer's Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It--albeit with the wisdom of (middle) age. From a trip to the Lightning Field in New Mexico to chasing Gauguin's ghost in French Polynesia, from falling for someone who may or may not be a tour guide in Beijing's Forbidden City to tracking down the house of an intellectual hero in Los Angeles, Dyer pursues all permutations of the peak experience--including the trough experience. In his trademark style he blends travel writing, essay, criticism and fiction with a smart and cantankerous wit that is unmatched. This is a book for armchair travellers and procrastinating philosophers everywhere. "
ISBN:
9781925355086
9781925355086
Category:
Literary essays
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
27-06-2016
Publisher:
The Text Publishing Company
Pages:
256
Weight:
0.35kg
Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham in 1958. He is the author of Ways of Telling, a critical study of John Berger, and The Colour of Memory, a novel. He wrote But Beautiful while living in New York.

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