On Humbug

Author(s): Robert Dessaix


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.


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Robert Dessaix is a writer, interviewer, translator and broadcaster. 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 So Forth) and the travel memoir Twilight of Love. He has also published translations of works by Chekhov, Dostoyevsky and Turgenev.

General Fields

  • : 9780522856033
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : May 2009
  • : Australia
  • : books

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  • : Robert Dessaix
  • : Hardback
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  • : 177.3
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