Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0025361, Fri, 2 May 2014 09:48:59 -0400

Re: sighting
Piers Smith writes:

Geoff Dyer is a writer of fiction, travel and cultural matters probably
better known to British readers than US ones but still deserving of a
less offhand dismissal than 'someone named Geoff Dyer.' '(picnic,
lightning)' is often mentioned by admiring or envious litteratuers.

Dyer's "But Beautiful" bowled me over. I then read a couple of his other
books and was less impressed. But he is certainly correct about
"(picnic, lightning)". How many other parentheses have become the title
of a book by a poet laureate?

Jay Livingston

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