134: We Didn't

134: We Didn't

Jul 9, 1999
Stories about what happens when we don't do something. It turns out that not falling in love, not doing our jobs, not spending time with our families is every bit as vivid and complicated an experience as doing something.
  • This story is part memoir, part philosophical inquiry into the nature of not doing things. Writer Geoff Dyer had always wanted to write a biography about D.H. Lawrence, and chronicles all the things that keep him from ever starting. This, he says, is how most of us lead our lives: Avoiding the things we think we should be doing. This is an excerpt from his book called Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence. (16 minutes) LiteratureWriting

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