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Zona : a book about a film about a journey to a room /

From a writer whose mastery encompasses fiction, criticism, and the fertile realm between the two, comes a new book that confirms his reputation for the unexpected. In Zona, Geoff Dyer attempts to unlock the mysteries of a film that has haunted him ever since he first saw it thirty years ago: Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. ("Every single frame," declared Cate Blanchett, "is burned into my retina.") As Dyer guides us into the zone of Tarkovsky's imagination, we realize that the film is only the entry point for a radically original investigation of the enduring questions of life, faith, and how to live. In a narrative that gives free rein to the brilliance of Dyer's distinctive voice'acute observation, melancholy, comedy, lyricism, and occasional ill-temper'Zona takes us on a wonderfully unpredictable journey in which we try to fathom, and realize, our deepest wishes. Zona is one of the most unusual books ever written about film, and about how art'whether a film by a Russian director or a book by one of our most gifted contemporary writers'can shape the way we see the world and how we make our way through it.

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  • "From a writer whose mastery encompasses fiction, criticism, and the fertile realm between the two, comes a new book that confirms his reputation for the unexpected. In Zona, Geoff Dyer attempts to unlock the mysteries of a film that has haunted him ever since he first saw it thirty years ago: Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. ("Every single frame," declared Cate Blanchett, "is burned into my retina.") As Dyer guides us into the zone of Tarkovsky's imagination, we realize that the film is only the entry point for a radically original investigation of the enduring questions of life, faith, and how to live. In a narrative that gives free rein to the brilliance of Dyer's distinctive voice'acute observation, melancholy, comedy, lyricism, and occasional ill-temper'Zona takes us on a wonderfully unpredictable journey in which we try to fathom, and realize, our deepest wishes. Zona is one of the most unusual books ever written about film, and about how art'whether a film by a Russian director or a book by one of our most gifted contemporary writers'can shape the way we see the world and how we make our way through it."@en
  • "Magnificently unpredictable and hilarious, Zona takes the reader on an enthralling, thought-provoking journey. The subject of Zona is the film Stalker, by the great director Andrei Tarkovsky. Dyer uses Stalker as the point of departure for a wonderfully digressive exploration of cinema, our obsessions and how we realise our deepest wishes."@en
  • "An analysis of the film "Stalker" describes the author's thirty-year fascination with the film and evaluates how it reflects both European cinema and the deepest desires of the human psyche."@en
  • "Geoff Dyer, described by the Daily Telegraph as 'possibly the best living writer in Britain', takes on his biggest challenge yet: unlocking the film that has obsessed him all his adult life. Magnificently unpredictable and hilarious (and, surely, one of the most unusual books ever written about cinema), Zona takes the reader on an enthralling, thought-provoking journey. The ostensible subject of Zona is the film Stalker, by the great Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. As Dyer immerses us in the movie, it becomes apparent that Stalker is only the point of departure for a wonderfully digressive exploration of cinema, of how we understand our obsessions and of how we try to realise - no, discover - our deepest wishes."

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  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc."
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en
  • "History"
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  • "Electronic books."
  • "Electronic books."@en

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