In Procrastination Lit (via the Literary Saloon) Jessica Winter looks at "great novels about wasting time" -- though she includes non-novels such as Geoff Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage. Lots of Thomas Bernhard too!

Anyone out there know anything about John Edgar Wideman's Fanon which is mentioned in the piece? Looks interesting.

Readers Comments

  1. No, but I'm a big fan of Dyer, and his more recent Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It is a pretty good example of Procrastination Lit too. Dyer is one of those rare writers who can get me to read about subjects I think I have no interest in purely from the quality of his writing. Why else would I have bought his jazz book, But Beautiful, recently?

  2. Tom Cunliffe Sunday 18 May 2008

    What about Kazuo Ishiguro's The Unconsoled, in which a great conductor and musicologist misses almost every appointment arranged for him during a city's music festival?

    A Common Reader

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