Arabesques by Robert Dessaix
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Arabesques
By Robert Dessaix

Arabesques

By (author) See other recent books by Robert Dessaix
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $49.99
Your Price: $44.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Arabesques by Robert Dessaix

Book Description

One Sunday afternoon in a secluded valley in Normandy, Robert Dessaix chanced upon the castle where the famous French writer Andre Gide spent his childhood. Recalling the excitement Robert felt when he first read Gide as a teenager, he set off to recapture what it was that once drew him so strongly to this enigmatic figure. On a magic carpet ride from Lisbon to the edge of the Sahara, from Paris to the south of France and Algiers, Robert takes us to the places where the Nobel Prize-winning author, in ways still scandalous to modern sensibilities, lived out his unconventional ideas about love, marriage, sexuality and religion. Featuring meditations and conversations with fellow travellers on such diverse subjects as why we travel, growing old, illicit passions, and the essence of Protestantism - and illustrated with over 100 stunning illustrations and photos - Arabesques is Robert Dessaix and travel memoir at their absolute finest.

Buy Arabesques book by Robert Dessaix from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780330424059
ISBN-10: 033042405X
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 190mm x 37mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Picador Australia
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

Other Editions...


Books By Author Robert Dessaix

On Humbug by Robert Dessaix On Humbug, Paperback (October 2012)

With his trademark eloquence and humour, Robert Dessaix, one of Australia's eminent writers, tackles humbug in the modern world - the tide of mumbo jumbo where words fall short of what they mean and motivations are not always what they appear....

» View all books by Robert Dessaix

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Arabesques book by Robert Dessaix and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Robert Dessaix

Robert Dessaix is a writer, interviewer, translator and broadcaster. From 1985 to 1995, after teaching Russian language and literature at ANU and UNSW, he presented the weekly Books and Writing program on ABC's Radio National. In more recent years he has presented radio series on language, public intellectuals and great travellers in history. His best-known books, published around the world, are the autobiography A Mother's Disgrace, the novels Night Letters and Corfu, a collection of essays and short stories, and the travel memoir Twilight of Love. He has also published translations of works by Chekhov, Dostoyevsky and Turgenev. Robert lives in Hobart, Tasmania.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Robert Dessaix close
What Days are for by Robert Dessaix
What Days are for by Robert Dessaix
Mother's Disgrace by Robert Dessaix
Hobart by Robert Dessaix
On Humbug by Robert Dessaix
As I Was Saying by Robert Dessaix
Arabesques by Robert Dessaix
Arabesques by Robert Dessaix
On Humbug by Robert Dessaix
Twilight of Love by Robert Dessaix
Corfu by Robert Dessaix
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close