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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 On the Nose
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  • Subject - Concept 'Laziness' has been assigned, as a related term to 'Idleness'. However, in this essay, Dessaix writes of idleness as a quality often praised by writers of past centuries.

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    y separately published work icon As I Was Saying Robert Dessaix , North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2012 Z1836181 2012 selected work essay autobiography prose 'As I Was Saying is a swirling conversation with the reader on everything from travel to dogs and cats, from sport and swearing to the pleasures of idleness. Punctuated at regular intervals by talks Dessaix has given on a wide range of subjects, as well as by some of his most incisive journalism, the conversation invites the reader to join a leisurely guided tour of his chamber of curiosities, featuring pieces collected all over the globe from across the centuries. Whether writing home from Vladivostock or Damascus, discussing what makes for good conversation or thinking aloud about the paintings, poems and books he loves, Dessaix always writes with an intimacy and attentiveness that beguile, entertain and make his readers eager for new discoveries.' (Publisher's blurb)
    North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2012
    pg. 25-32
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