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Dyer, Geoff

Works: 97 works in 609 publications in 12 languages and 15,725 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Essays  History  Biography  Romance fiction  Pictorial works  Popular works  Travel writing 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Performer, wat, Creator, pre
Classifications: PS3511.I9, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Geoff Dyer
Most widely held works by Geoff Dyer
Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer( Book )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff Atman is a British journalist on assignment in Venice who feels disillusioned with his hedonistic way of living, while a narrator in the Indian holy city of Varanasi practices detachment and meditates on art and spiritual matters
But beautiful : a book about jazz by Geoff Dyer( Book )

59 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the giants of jazz
The abundance : narrative essays old and new by Annie Dillard( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself
The ongoing moment by Geoff Dyer( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his most recent book, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It, Geoff Dyer confessed that not only did he not take pictures in the course of his travels but that he does not even own a camera. Dyer has now come up with an idiosyncratic history of ... photography. Seeking to identify their signature styles, Dyer looks at the ways in which such canonical figures as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Andre Kertesz, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, and William Eggleston, among others, have photographed the same things (barber shops, benches, hands, roads, and signs, for example). In doing so, he constructs a narrative in which these photographers - many of whom never met - constantly encounter one another."--Jacket
Another great day at sea : life aboard the USS George H.W. Bush by Geoff Dyer( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part travelogue, part social observation, the author, who was the oldest, second tallest and most self-conscious person on the boat, presents an entertaining look at life on board an American aircraft carrier and the military personal who must adhere to a regimen defined by service and restraint
Vivian Maier : street photographer by Vivian Maier( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in 4 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers. Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide--from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries--and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America's post-war golden age. It wasn't until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier's negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day. Presented here for the first time in print, 'Vivian Maier: Street Photographer' collects the best of her incredible, unseen body of work."--Publisher description
Selected essays by John Berger( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected Essays brings together a comprehensive array of writings from Berger's previous collections: Toward Reality, The Moment of Cubism, The Look of Things, About Looking, The Sense of Sight, and Keeping a Rendezvous. From Piero to Pollock, from Kokoschka to La Tour, from mass demonstrations to museums{u2013}the ideas in these essays are as fresh and compelling as they were when first published. Polemical, meditative, radical, always original, they display a remarkable continuity of thoughtful inquiry and political engagement
The missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reflection on World War I is not your standard history; it's about mourning and memory, about how the Great War has been represented. It will appeal to readers interested in looking beyond the facts to the meaning and consequences of war in general
Otherwise known as the human condition : selected essays and reviews, 1989-2010 by Geoff Dyer( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Zona : [a book about a film about a journey to a room] by Geoff Dyer( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the film "Stalker" describes the author's thirty-year fascination with the film and evaluates how it reflects both European cinema and the deepest desires of the human psyche
Paris trance : a romance by Geoff Dyer( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the joys of youth featuring four young people living in Paris. The men are British, one woman is Lebanese, the other Yugoslav and they become an inseparable foursome. But one day it ends
Understanding a photograph by John Berger( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness
From here to there : Alec Soth's America, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis by Alec Soth( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colour of memory by Geoff Dyer( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six friends plot a nomadic course through their mid-twenties as they scratch out an existence in near-destitute conditions in 1980s South London."
The search : a novel by Geoff Dyer( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker is at a party where he meets Rachel. Two days later she turns up at his apartment. However, it's not Walker she wants but her husband Malory, who has gone missing. She asks Walker to find him. And as Walker's search grows in its weird intensity, it seems that somebody else is following, searching for him too
The suffering of light : thirty years of photographs by Alex Webb by Alex Webb( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review The images - rich in color and visual rhythm - span 30 years and several continents. Of course, Haiti and the Mexican border are well represented, locales that opened up a new way to see. He has been able to render Haiti - a place often depicted for its chaos - with a precise eye, finding personal moments that are as still as they are complex. He can use shadows as skillfully as a be-bop musician to set the tempo. The people in his frames can look like dwarfs being stomped on by giant, disembodied feet. He can make an American street seem far more foreboding than any Third World slum. (David Gonzalez The New York Times 2011-12-18) A 30-year retrospective of a great, and often overlooked, American pioneer of colour photography who pays scant regard to genre boundaries, merging art photography, photojournalism and often complex street photographs. (Sean O'Hagan The Guardian 2011-12-13) In far-flung corners of the globe, Webb captures glimpses of beauty in impoverished lives and stoicism in the face of strife. (Jack Crager American Photo 2011-12-01)
What was true : the photographs and notebooks of William Gedney by William Gedney( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Gedney died in 1989 at the age of 56. He left behind a lifetime of photographic work, most of it unknown outside of a few colleagues and curators. From the commerce of the street outside his Brooklyn apartment window to the daily chores of unemployed coal miners, from the indolent lifestyle of hippies in Haight-Ashbury to the sacred rituals of Hindu worshipers, Gedney's unobtrusive view reveals the beauty and mystery of individual lives. Excerpts from Gedney's correspondence and notebooks help us discover this intensely private man."--Jacket
100 photographs : the most influential images of all time( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exploration of the 100 photographs that shaped the human experience." -- Page [4] cover
Ways of telling : the work of John Berger by Geoff Dyer( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful and damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony and Gloria are the essence of Jazz Age glamour. A brilliant and magnetic couple, they fling themselves at life with an energy that is thrilling. New York is a playground where they dance and drink for days on end. Their marriage is a passionate theatrical performance; they are young, rich, alive and lovely and they intend to inherit the earth. But as money becomes tight, their marriage becomes impossible. And with their inheritance still distant, Anthony and Gloria must grow up and face reality; they may be beautiful but they are also damned
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Alternative Names
Daiers, Džefs 1958-

Dyer, Geoff 1958-

Geoff Dyer britischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Geoff Dyer britisk skribent

Geoff Dyer Brits schrijver

Geoff Dyer brittisk författare

Geoff Dyer brytyjski pisarz

Geoff Dyer écrivain britannique

Geoff Dyer scrittore britannico

Дайер, Джефф

דאייר, ג׳ף

דאייר, ג׳ף סופר בריטי

דאייר, ג'ף

דייר, ג׳ף. ששקו, לאה

דיר, ג'ף

다이어, 제오프 1958-

다이어, 제프 1958-


ダイヤー, ジェフ

English (337)

Italian (24)

Spanish (17)

German (14)

Chinese (8)

French (6)

Korean (5)

Dutch (4)

Czech (3)

Hebrew (2)

Slovenian (1)

Turkish (1)

But beautiful : a book about jazzThe ongoing momentVivian Maier : street photographerSelected essaysThe missing of the SommeOtherwise known as the human condition : selected essays and reviews, 1989-2010Paris trance : a romanceFrom here to there : Alec Soth's America, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis