What days are for
by
 
Dessaix, Robert, 1944- author.

Title
What days are for

Author
Dessaix, Robert, 1944- author.

ISBN
9780857985767

Personal Author
Dessaix, Robert, 1944- author.

Publication Information
North Sydney NSW Random House Australia, 2014.
 
©2014

Physical Description
231 pages ; 21 cm.

General Note
"A memoir"--Cover.
 
"First published by Knopf in 2014"--Verso title page.
 
"A Knopf book published by Random House Australia"--Verso title page.

Abstract
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.

Personal Subject
Dessaix, Robert, 1944-
 
Dessaix, Robert, 1944--Anecdotes.

Subject Term
Australian essays -- 21st century.

Format
Books


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
EppingBookA 828.3 DESEppingAustralian Literature
ParramattaBookA 824.4 DESSParramattaAustralian Literature
Wentworth PointBookA824.4 DESSWentworth PointAustralian Literature