Zona by Geoff Dyer

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Devoting an entire book to an obscure '70s art film is a fairly radical undertaking...
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In this spellbinding new book, the man described by the "Daily Telegraph" as 'possibly the best living writer in Britain' takes on his biggest challenge yet: unlocking the film that has obsessed him all his adult life. Like the film "Stalker" itself, it confronts the most mysterious and enduring questions of life and how to live.
 

About Geoff Dyer

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Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as seven other non-fiction books. Dyer has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Centre of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E.M. Forster Award. In 2009 he was named GQ's Writer of the Year. He lives in London.
 
Published March 1, 2013 by Canongate Books. 228 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Arts & Photography.
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Globe and Mail

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Reviewed by James Adams on Feb 24 2012

The book loses some of its potency in its final 35 pages, as Dyer waxes more perfunctory than lyric, seemingly weary and wary of words.

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Reviewed by Chris Barton on Feb 26 2012

Devoting an entire book to an obscure '70s art film is a fairly radical undertaking...

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