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The Resource What days are for, Robert Dessaix

What days are for, Robert Dessaix

Label
What days are for
Title
What days are for
Statement of responsibility
Robert Dessaix
Title variation
What days are for
Title variation remainder
a memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One Sunday night in Sydney, Robert Dessaix collapses in a gutter in Darlinghurst, and is helped to his hotel by a kind young man wearing a T-shirt that says FUCK YOU. What follows are weeks in hospital, tubes and cannulae puncturing his body, as he recovers from the heart attack threatening daily to kill him. While lying in the hospital bed, Robert chances upon Philip Larkin's poem 'Days'. What, he muses, have his days been for? What and who has he loved ? and why? This is vintage Robert Dessaix. His often surprisingly funny recollections range over topics as eclectic as intimacy, travel, spirituality, enchantment, language and childhood, all woven through with a heightened sense of mortality"--Dust cover
Award
Adelaide Festival Award for Non Fiction (South Australia), 2016.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10490986
Cataloging source
ANL
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1944-
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Dessaix, Robert
Dewey number
A828.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Dessaix, Robert
  • Dessaix, Robert
  • Australian essays
  • Essays
Target audience
adult
Label
What days are for, Robert Dessaix
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A memoir"--Cover
  • "First published by Knopf in 2014"--Verso title page
  • "A Knopf book published by Random House Australia"--Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053213237
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780857985767
Label
What days are for, Robert Dessaix
Publication
Note
  • "A memoir"--Cover
  • "First published by Knopf in 2014"--Verso title page
  • "A Knopf book published by Random House Australia"--Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053213237
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780857985767

Library Locations

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