Twilight of Love: Travels with Turgenev by Robert Dessaix
Robert Dessaix has had his own forty-year relationship with Turgenev and his work, first as a student of Russian in both Melbourne and Moscow, then as a tutor, and was an old friend. Dessaix has come to see Turgenev's life and work as illustrating a turning point in the history of love, as much as the history of Russia - the moment the Romantic became the Modern, the moment love became sex, and sex became a commodity. In a truly remarkable work of memoir, literary biography and travel writing - a cultural and physical exploration - Robert Dessaix has found the pulse that quickened Turgenev's age, and that has failed in ours.
Paperback | 300 pages
130 x 200 x 20mm | 246g
01 Nov 2005
Pan Macmillan Australia
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The insides of the front and back covers have both yellowed considerably, but there is no other discolouring anywhere else in the book. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. An aged but clean and solid copy.