Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D. H. Lawrence

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Macmillan, Jun 16, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 242 pages
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Geoff Dyer had always wanted to write a book about D. H. Lawrence. He wanted, in fact, to write his "Lawrence book." The problem was, he had no idea what his "Lawrence book" would be, though he was determined to write a "sober academic study." Luckily for the reader, he failed miserably.Out of Sheer Rage is a harrowing, comic, and grand act of literary deferral. At times a furious repudiation of the act of writing itself, this is not so much a book about Lawrence as a book about writing a book about Lawrence. As Lawrence wrote about his own study of Thomas Hardy, "It will be about anything but Thomas Hardy, I am afraid-queer stuff-but not bad."
  

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User Review  - HenryKrinkle - LibraryThing

A book purportedly about D.H. Lawrence, Out of Sheer Rage is about Geoff Dyer trying, and failing miserably, to write a biography of D.H. Lawrence. The result is a hilarious account of writer's block ... Read full review

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User Review  - dmarsh451 - LibraryThing

Whiny and repetitive. Okay--Two years later, I realize I am guilty of most of the things he does. It obviously hit too close to home, and that's why I was so mean. And Christmas was coming which always pisses me off. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
18
Section 3
21
Section 4
39
Section 5
60
Section 6
67
Section 7
70
Section 8
79
Section 18
119
Section 19
122
Section 20
132
Section 21
135
Section 22
141
Section 23
145
Section 24
148
Section 25
150

Section 9
82
Section 10
83
Section 11
86
Section 12
88
Section 13
103
Section 14
110
Section 15
111
Section 16
115
Section 17
118
Section 26
160
Section 27
166
Section 28
189
Section 29
199
Section 30
208
Section 31
218
Section 32
225
Section 33
234
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About the author (1999)

Geoff Dyer is the author of six books including Paris Trance and But Beautiful: A Book about Jazz. He lives in England.

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