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Dessaix, Robert 1944-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 229 publications in 5 languages and 3,612 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Anecdotes  Interviews  Epistolary fiction 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: PR9619.3.D455, 891.7090044
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A history of post-war Soviet writing : the literature of moral opposition by Grigoriĭ Svirskiĭ ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Night letters : a journey through Switzerland and Italy by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Australian writer who has caught the aids virus decides to live it up by going to Italy. From there he sends letters to a friend, describing the people he meets and gives his reflections on life, death and homosexuality
Twilight of love : travels with Turgenev by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An informative study of Turgenev's travels reveals an intersecting of geographical landscape and literary landscape that merge via the talent of a great Russian writer
Australian gay and lesbian writing : an anthology ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this landmark collection of Australian writing spanning well over a century, an Australia emerges that is radically different from the cliched land of bronzed lifesavers and long-suffering sheepfarmers' wives. Robert Dessaix's anthology reflects the diversity, non-conformity and ambiguity that have always been features of Australian society. Remarkably, it confirms that few of the country's most celebrated writers, regardless of their sexuality, have not, at one time or another, written on homosexual themes. Patrick White, David Malouf, Elizabeth Jolley, Frank Moorhouse and Helen Garner are all included, along with a number of newer writers. This rare openness to the illicit and the subversive is just one of the revelations in an entertaining and provocative volume. Through the fiction, poetry and drama of over forty writers, the collection traces the flowering of a rich variety of homosexual sensibilities from colonial times to the present. In a long introductory overview of the literature, Robert Dessaix suggests a number of stimulating readings, and states that his primary consideration is always pleasure for the reader. Erotic, raffish, refined, romantic, rebellious and always perverse, this anthology celebrates the adventurousness and sophistication of Australian writing in ways that cast an exciting new light on Australian cultural history
Corfu : a novel by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a village on the island of Corfu, alone in the cottage of a man he's never met, an Australian actor gradually pieces together the strange life story of the writer whose house he is living in. As he explores his surroundings and makes new friends, his own life begins to appear to shadow his absent host's
And so forth by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turgenev, the quest for faith by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speaking their minds : intellectuals and the public culture in Australia by Australian Broadcasting Corporation ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On humbug by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Part of a series that pairs leading Australian thinkers and cultural figures with important themes in life, this examination tackles the meanings of the word humbug in the modern world. Blending pop culture, current events, and literary references, this essay explores the spectrum of lying, from dishonesty to hypocrisy, with eloquence and humor."--books.google
The best Australian essays 2004 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best Australian essays 2005 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Picador new writing ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mother's disgrace by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Dessaix, now an influential commentator on the Australian arts scene, recounts the story of his life from adoption through childhood, to studying in Moscow and his travels accross the globe. But his seemingly exciting life was empty at its core. Constantly haunting him was the question of who was his natural mother. This is a story of coming to terms with a history previouly unknown and with the acceptance of a new identity
A practical handbook of Russian aspect by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefe aus der Nacht : eine Reise durch die Schweiz und Italien ; Roman by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een man heeft te horen gekregen dat hij maximaal nog een jaar zal leven. Vanuit een hotelkamer in Venetië schrijft hij in twintig nachten twintig brieven aan zijn vriend in Australië
Night letters : lettres de Venise : un voyage en Suisse et en Italie édité et annoté par Igor Miazmov by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman épistolaire. Roman psychologique (intime)
Korfoe : roman by Robert Dessaix ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Dutch and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een Australische theateracteur strandt op het Griekse eiland Korfoe, waar hij in heden en verleden op zoek gaat naar het - homoseksuele - geluk
Corfu a novel by Robert Dessaix ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a village on the island of Corfu, alone in the cottage of a man he's never met, a young Australian actor gradually pieces together the strange life story of the writer whose house he is living in. As he explores his surroundings and makes new friends in Corfu, his own life begins to appear to him like an illuminating shadow-play of his absent host's. Inspired by the life of the little-known Australian writer Kester Berwick, the story is about friendship, love, the ordinary and the extraordinary, exile and home
Secrets by Drusilla Modjeska ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twilight of love travels with Turgenev by Robert Dessaix ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For forty years, Ivan Turgenev, one of the greatest novelists of Russia's Golden Age, was passionately devoted to Pauline Viardot. Yet as far as we know the relationship with Pauline was chaste. What, then, did Turgenev mean by 'love', the word at the core of his life and work? Robert Dessaix has had his own forty-year relationship with Turgenev, first as a student of Russian, then as a teacher, and now as what he calls a close friend. In a truly remarkable work of memoir, literary biography and travel writing, Robert Dessaix has found the pulse that still quickened Turgenev's age but has failed in ours
 
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Languages
English (140)
French (13)
German (4)
Dutch (3)
Portuguese (1)
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