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The Resource Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi, Geoff Dyer

Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi, Geoff Dyer

Label
Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi
Title
Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Dyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jeff Atman is a British journalist on assignment in Venice who feels disillusioned with his hedonistic way of living, while a narrator in the Indian holy city of Varanasi practices detachment and meditates on art and spiritual matters
Summary
Every two years the international art world descends on Venice for the opening of the Biennale. Among them is Jeff Atman, a jaded and dissolute journalist, whose dedication to the cause of Bellini-fuelled party-going is only intermittently disturbed by the obligation to file a story. When he meets the spellbinding Laura, he is rejuvenated, ecstatic. Their romance blossoms quickly, but is it destined to disappear just as rapidly? Every day thousands of pilgrims head to the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi, the holiest Hindu city in India. Among their number is a narrator who may or may not be the Atman previously seen in Venice. Intending to visit only for a few days, he ends up staying for months, and suddenly finds a hitherto unexamined idea of himself, the self. In a romance he can only observe, he sees a reflection of the kind of pleasures that, willingly or not, he has renounced. In the process, two ancient and watery cities become versions of each other. Could two stories, in two different cities, actually be one and the same story?
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
299718
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dyer, Geoff
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Venice (Italy)
  • British
  • Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • British
  • Journalists
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi, Geoff Dyer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn229749953
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780307377371
Lccn
2008023759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)229749953
Label
Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi, Geoff Dyer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn229749953
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780307377371
Lccn
2008023759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)229749953

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