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Geoff Dyer on Diane Arbus →
greatleapsideways: The irrepressible, utterly incorrigible yet nevertheless brilliant Geoff Dyer here gives a lecture at the Nottingham Contemporary museum (August, 2010) on Diane Arbus, entitled “Explaining a Trick by way of a Further Trick”. You can download the video of the lecture from iTunes by following this link to podcast number 63. It’s a tremendously affectionate and insightful...
dailynietzsche: “A nation usually rejuvenates itself on the political sickbed and rediscovers its spirit, which it gradually lost in its seeking for and assertion of power. Culture owes this above all to the ages of political weakness.” —Human, All Too Human: Vol. 1, §465.
Geoff Dyer Collectibles: The 'Art' of the Novel →
geoffdyer: I saw my first-ever Hopper — or a detail of one at any rate, showing a couple in folding chairs, staring into a radioactive sky — on the cover of “One” by David Karp (who seems subsequently to have dropped from the pantheon of Modern Classics). Ditto de Chirico (a detail from “Enigma of the Hour”…
No civilized state will execute Someone who is ill Till it makes the someone...– Frederick Seidel, from “Going Fast” (via underthechinaberrytree)