Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .

Written in English

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StatementGeoff Dyer
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6054.Y43 J44 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination296 p. ;
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24567722M
ISBN 109780307390301
LC Control Number2010292319

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The novel is divided into two sections, the first telling the story of a Dyer alter-ego, Jeff Atman, a recently divorced hack sent to Venice to. Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi is, among many other things, a paean to Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and Dyer, in tone, has been able to preserve the tired, end-of-world insouciance of that prior work.

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About Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi. A New York Times Notable Book A Best Book of the Year: The Economist, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle,and Time In Venice, at the Biennale, a jaded, bellini-swigging journalist named Jeff Atman meets a beautiful woman and they embark on a passionate affair.

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Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi Nothing but a boring travel log. No story line what so ever. I can't believe an editor approved this for publication. Total waste of time.

I never could figure out what the author was trying to convey. It was nothing but ramblings about two different cities. At the Venice Biennale disillusioned hack writer Jeff Atman meets a beautiful woman and they embark on a passionate affair.

In Varanasi, a man searching amid the chaos of India for something lost joins thousands of pilgrims on the banks of the Holy Ganges. He intends to stay for a few days but ends up remaining for months, gradually letting go of everything he has known. Find books like Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi from the world’s largest community of readers.

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Pantheon $24 (p) ISBN Buy this book In the first, Jeff Atman is a burnt-out, self-loathing London hack journalist. Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi, page 1 With the exception of the charming Shashank in Varanasi, any resemblance between characters in the book and actual people is entirely coincidental.

I would like to thank Ethan Nosowsky, Eric Simonoff, Dan Frank, Bill Hamilton, Victoria Hobbs, Lorraine McCann, Stephanie Gorton, Francis Bickmore and 4/5(32).

Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as nine non-fiction books. Dyer has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award for writing on photography and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E.M.

/5(). Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi is truly surprising—very funny, full of nerve, gutsy and delicious. Venice will never be the same again!” —Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient “Dyer looks to the West and the East in [this] imaginative examination of self and romance.” —New York Post.

Dyer’s latest book, the impishly titled “Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi” (Pantheon; $24), describes itself as a novel but is two long stories, one set in Venice and one in the holy Indian.

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In Varanasi, an unnamed journalist (who may or may not be Jeff) joins thousands of pilgrims on the banks of the holy. Jeff Atman is on his way to Venice. The year-old Londoner, a freelance journalist, has been assigned to cover the Biennale for an arts magazine.

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The complete review's Review. Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi is a two-part novel. The first, narrated in the third person, follows journalist Jeffrey Atman on assignment for Kulchur magazine at the Venice Biennale; the second, narrated in the first person, sees a journalist (presumably Atman) who comes to Varanasi (Benares) in India to write a travel piece -- and then lingers.

Excerpt from 'Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi' Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi as a way of putting off writing his stupid think piece. Fortunately he had a book for company, Mary McCarthy's Venice Observed.

He'd first read it four years ago, after getting back from the Biennale, and had started rereading it now - along with the. A New York Times Notable Book. A Best Book of the Year: The Economist, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle,and Time In Venice, at the Biennale, a jaded, bellini-swigging journalist named Jeff Atman meets a beautiful woman and they embark on a passionate affair.

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