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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Two strangers meet in a restaurant in a piazza in the Italian city of Trieste. Stephen, an Australian engineer living in Paris, and Irena, an Italian translator, share a meal and exchange stories in an atmosphere of geniality and refinement.

'As the story gradually unfolds in conversation, the reader is treated to Brooks' effortless reflections on culture, language, history, art, love and desire, and all of the thoughts and sensations that strike an Australian in Europe. The play of culture, philosophy and food is reminiscent of John Lanchester's brilliant The Debt to Pleasure. The chapter titles, Antipasti, followed by Primi Piatti, and Insalata etc., add to the atmosphere of delightful indulgence.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Epigraph:
    Socrates : Dear Phaedrus! Where are you coming from, and where are you going?

    Phaedrus: I'm coming from Lysias, son of Cephalus, and I am going to take a walk outside the wall.

    Plato, Phaedrus

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2012 .
      Image courtesy of University of Queensland Press.
      Extent: 231p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 29 October 2012.
      ISBN: 9780702248849 (ebook : epub), 9780702249440 (hbk.), 9780702248832 (ebook : pdf), 9780702248856 (ebook : kindle)

Works about this Work

List Confirms Writing Vigour William Yeoman , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 July 2013; (p. 6-7)
WA Premier's Choice Award Finalist William Yeoman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 July (p. 6)
[Untitled] Marilla North , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 1 2013; (p. 242-246)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Battered Zucchini Flowers : Julia Miller Reviews ‘The Conversation’ by David Brooks Julia Miller , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , September - November no. 9 2013;

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Untitled John Purcell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August/September vol. 92 no. 1 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Life’s Questions Digested in a Chance Encounter of Minds Kate Holden , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10 - 11 November 2012; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Eat Me Cassandra Atherton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 346 2012; (p. 28)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2012; (p. 38)

— Review of Street to Street Brian Castro 2012 single work novella ; The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Pass the Wine and Spill a Secret Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 15 December 2012; (p. 29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 December 2012; (p. 31)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Untitled Gillian Bramley-Moore , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 29-30 December 2012; (p. 68)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Untitled John Purcell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August/September vol. 92 no. 1 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Life’s Questions Digested in a Chance Encounter of Minds Kate Holden , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10 - 11 November 2012; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Eat Me Cassandra Atherton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 346 2012; (p. 28)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2012; (p. 38)

— Review of Street to Street Brian Castro 2012 single work novella ; The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Pass the Wine and Spill a Secret Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 15 December 2012; (p. 29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 December 2012; (p. 31)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Untitled Gillian Bramley-Moore , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 29-30 December 2012; (p. 68)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
[Untitled] Marilla North , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 1 2013; (p. 242-246)

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
Battered Zucchini Flowers : Julia Miller Reviews ‘The Conversation’ by David Brooks Julia Miller , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , September - November no. 9 2013;

— Review of The Conversation David Brooks 2012 single work novel
List Confirms Writing Vigour William Yeoman , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 July 2013; (p. 6-7)
WA Premier's Choice Award Finalist William Yeoman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 July (p. 6)
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