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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Corfu : A Novel
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'"House in Gastouri for rent for 2 mths. Occupant travelling. Reasonable rent."

In a village on the island of Corfu, alone in the cottage of a man he's never met, a young Australian actor pieces together the strange life story of the writer whose house he's living in. As he explores his surroundings and makes new friends in Corfu, his own life begins to appear to him like an illuminating shadow-play of his absent host's.

Set in the physical landscapes of the Greek islands, Adelaide and the suburbs of London, Robert Dessaix's second novel is about friendship, love, the ordinary and extraordinary. Yet at its core is a perfectly placed meditation on literary landscapes–Homer, Sappho, Cavafy and Chekhov–and the part art can play in making our lives beautiful' (publisher blurb).

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording ( Australian Listening Library, 2001 / Louis Braille Audio, 2002).
  • Other formats: Also e-book (Picador, 2007)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2001 .
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      Source: Pan Macmillan
      Extent: 346p.
      ISBN: 033036278
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Scribner ; Simon and Schuster ,
      2002 .
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      Source: Good Reads
      Extent: 352p.
      ISBN: 0743220382
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Brio Books , 2017 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 320p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 2017.

      ISBN: 9781925143973, 9781925143966
Alternative title: Corfou un Roman
Language: French

Works about this Work

Beauty Robert Dessaix , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: As I Was Saying 2012; (p. 116-137)
y separately published work icon Imaging Italy Through the Eyes of Contemporary Australian Travellers (1990-2010) Roberta Trape , Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2011 Z1875994 2011 multi chapter work prose travel Contents: Part 1 Jeffrey Smart and Shirley Hazzard; Part 2 Robert Dessaix; Part 3 Peter Robb
'Hopelessly Adrift on Dreams of Homer' : Robert Dessaix's Corfu Noel Henricksen , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 42 no. 2 2007; (p. 37-46)
'In Corfu, Robert Dessaix establishes a dialectic between myth and reality, the heroic and the ordinary, through the apt use of allusion: his novel is richly tinctured with Homer and Chekhov, Sappho and C.P. Cavafy' (37). Henrickson in this essay draws out and comments on the multiple layers of allusion through which Dessaix's novel works.
Tasmanian Seachange Robert Dessaix Helen Elliott , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: State of the Arts , April - June 2003; (p. 107)
Robert Dessaix's Journey into French Ninette Boothroyd , Michelle Royer , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2003; (p. 95-101)
Novel of the Heart Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 20 October 2001; (p. 6)

— Review of Corfu : A Novel Robert Dessaix , 2001 single work novel
Shillyshally Willies A. P. Riemer , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 July 2001; (p. 13)

— Review of Corfu : A Novel Robert Dessaix , 2001 single work novel
The Value of Life as Something Lived James Bradley , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 August 2001; (p. 9)

— Review of Corfu : A Novel Robert Dessaix , 2001 single work novel
The Problem with Beauty Carolyn Hughes , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 September 2001; (p. 5)

— Review of Corfu : A Novel Robert Dessaix , 2001 single work novel
Novel Encounters Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , October vol. 11 no. 8 2001; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Corfu : A Novel Robert Dessaix , 2001 single work novel
Robert Dessaix's Journey into French Ninette Boothroyd , Michelle Royer , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2003; (p. 95-101)
Tasmanian Seachange Robert Dessaix Helen Elliott , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: State of the Arts , April - June 2003; (p. 107)
'Hopelessly Adrift on Dreams of Homer' : Robert Dessaix's Corfu Noel Henricksen , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 42 no. 2 2007; (p. 37-46)
'In Corfu, Robert Dessaix establishes a dialectic between myth and reality, the heroic and the ordinary, through the apt use of allusion: his novel is richly tinctured with Homer and Chekhov, Sappho and C.P. Cavafy' (37). Henrickson in this essay draws out and comments on the multiple layers of allusion through which Dessaix's novel works.
Beauty Robert Dessaix , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: As I Was Saying 2012; (p. 116-137)
y separately published work icon Imaging Italy Through the Eyes of Contemporary Australian Travellers (1990-2010) Roberta Trape , Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2011 Z1875994 2011 multi chapter work prose travel Contents: Part 1 Jeffrey Smart and Shirley Hazzard; Part 2 Robert Dessaix; Part 3 Peter Robb
Last amended 19 Sep 2017 15:20:08
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    Greece,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Lesbos, Greek islands,
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    Greece,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Adelaide, South Australia,
  • London,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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