Books by Robert Dessaix

TWILIGHT OF LOVE by Robert Dessaix
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Simply, gracefully and wisely written, saturated with the sorrows and joys of years."
A writer searches out the significant sites in the life of Ivan Turgenev and ponders love, obsession, creation and literary celebrity. Read full book review >
NIGHT LETTERS by Robert Dessaix
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite this hero's unhappy prospects, he and his creator (a literary journalist and author of an Australian-published autobiography, A Mother's Disgrace) prove the best of traveling companions, whatever your journey happens to be."
A literary Australian's affliction with HIV and his decision to spend some of his remaining time in Europe are merely the pretexts for this surprisingly engrossing collection of epistolary reflections on the meaning of life, love, and time—a bestseller in Australia that deserves to find an appreciative audience here. ``Midway along the journey of our life/I woke to find myself in a dark wood,'' this book begins, quoting from Dante's Inferno (a work to which the author frequently refers throughout the text). Read full book review >