for Rome

Out of Sheer Rage

Geoff Dyer
The portrait of an author in a creative crisis. A masterpiece about procrastination in Rome and on the trail of D.H. Lawrence.

Could there be a more obvious choice? "Staying in was cold, going out was colder. It was uncharacteristically cold, apparently.  This is how Romans cope with the cold: every year everyone declares 'it never gets this cold' and in this way, even though it gets this cold every year, enough rhetorical heat is generated to get through the unseasonably seasonable cold. You are better off in a seriously cold place like England."

Jennifer Jacquet

Jennifer Jacquet


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