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Night Letters, by Robert Dessaix

For twenty nights in a hotel room in Venice, a traveller, who is also the author, recently diagnosed with an incurable illness, writes a letter home to a friend. 483 more words


Clive James, Philip Larkin, Anthony Powell, religion, days, and flapping ideologues

 We are often told that the next generation of literati won’t have private libraries: everything will be on the computer. It’s a rational solution, but that’s probably what’s wrong with it.

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Goodreads review: What Days Are For

What Days Are For: A Memoir by Robert Dessaix
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In 2011, Robert Dessaix spent two weeks in a Darlinghurst hospital after a severe cardiac episode. 470 more words


Living a Dream - Day 17

Robert Dessaix’s latest book is called ‘What are days for?’ That question keeps popping up in my mind every day here. When I’m climbing up the old stone stairways worn in the middle from centuries of footsteps. 275 more words


A Mother's Disgrace

I have this thing that memoirs should be about people with interesting lives. No; I think that the best memoirs are about people with interesting lives. 359 more words


VIDEO: Robert Dessaix on life, love and humbug

Robert Dessaix is a writer, translator, broadcaster and occasional essayist, responsible for the acclaimed memoirs A Mother’s Disgrace and As I Was Saying. He chats to Caroline Baum about his latest book… 151 more words

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Damon Galgut's Arctic Summer

Damon Galgut, Arctic Summer (Atlantic Books 2014)

After Howard’s End was published, E M Forster began another novel named Arctic Summer, but never finished it. 774 more words