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Robert Dessaix
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As I Was Saying

Robert Dessaix



Literary essays


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This is a teasing grab-bag of thoughts, memories, anecdotes and effronteries that achieves luxurious coherence.' -- Weekend Australian As I Was Saying is a swirling conversation with the reader on everything from travel to dogs and cats, from sport and swearing to the pleasures of idleness. Punctuated at regular intervals by talks Dessaix has given on a wide range of subjects, as well as by some of his most incisive journalism, the conversation invites the reader to join a leisurely guided tour of his chamber of curiosities, featuring pieces collected all over the globe from across the centuries. Whether writing home from Vladivostock or Damascus, discussing what makes for good conversation or thinking aloud about the paintings, poems and books he loves, Dessaix always writes with an intimacy and attentiveness that beguile, entertain and make his readers eager for new discoveries.

By:   Robert Dessaix
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   206g
ISBN:   9781742753072
ISBN 10:   1742753078
Publication Date:   March 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

In an era where the art of good conversation is replaced by tweets and status updates, Dessaix represents a refreshing blast from the good old days when thoughts longer than 140 characters actually mattered. -- Illawarra Mercury

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