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Dessaix, Robert 1944-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 243 publications in 9 languages and 3,676 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Anecdotes  Interviews  History  Drama  Psychological fiction  Epistolary fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: PR9619.3.D455, 891.7090044
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Night letters : a journey through Switzerland and Italy by Robert Dessaix( Book )

51 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 602 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
A history of post-war Soviet writing : the literature of moral opposition by Grigoriĭ Svirskiĭ( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twilight of love : travels with Turgenev by Robert Dessaix( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 513 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 )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 277 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 )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 258 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 )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turgenev, the quest for faith by Robert Dessaix( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 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 99 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
A mother's disgrace by Robert Dessaix( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman psychologique (intime)
The best Australian essays 2004( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best Australian essays 2005( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich and diverting collection of essays, compiled by one of Australia's finest writers, Robert Dessaix
Picador new writing( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical handbook of Russian aspect by Robert Dessaix( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corfu a novel by Robert Dessaix( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 22 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 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twilight of love travels with Turgenev by Robert Dessaix( Recording )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 18 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
In search of Hobart by Peter Timms( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Timms leads us on a journey through his adopted city of Hobart, Australia's smallest, most southerly, least prosperous, but arguably most beautiful state capital. From Hobart's convict legacy, its spectacular natural setting, heritage architecture and climate, to crime-rates, economic hardship and the recent disfigurements of the developers, Timms brings a wealth of fresh insights, exploring the city with a mixture of affection, admiration, frustration and sadness, interviewing a wide range of residents along the way. Those who have experienced Hobart as tourists will be surprised and intrigued by the lively, complex society this book reveals
Night letters by Robert Dessaix( Recording )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every night for twenty nights in a hotel room in Venice, an Australian man recently diagnosed with an incurable disease writes a letter home to a friend. In these twenty letters he describes his kaleidoscopic journey from Switzerland to Venice, reflects on questions of morality, seduction and the search for paradise. Interweaving incidents from an actual journey with stories of enchantment and passion, the letters leap from 12th century India to Lygon Street to a meditation on Dante's heaven
Arabesques : a tale of double lives by Robert Dessaix( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces rencontres, ces découvertes, ces anecdotes ou ces voyages permettent de comprendre, sous la forme d'un récit romancé, comment André Gide, à son époque, a pu vivre jusqu'au bout ses idées si peu conventionnelles sur le mariage, le sexe, la religion, l'amour
 
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Night letters : a journey through Switzerland and Italy
Alternative Names
Robert Dessaix Australian novelist, essayist and journalist

Robert Dessaix australischer Autor und Journalist

Robert Dessaix romancier, essayiste et journaliste australien

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Twilight of love : travels with TurgenevAustralian gay and lesbian writing : an anthologyCorfu : a novelAnd so forthOn humbugThe best Australian essays 2004The best Australian essays 2005Twilight of love travels with Turgenev