On Humbug

On Humbug

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With his trademark eloquence and humour, Robert Dessaix, one of Australia's eminent writers, tackles humbug in the modern worldandmdash;the tide of mumbo jumbo where words fall short of what they mean and motivations are not always what they appear. MUP's Little Books on Big Themes series pairs leading Australian thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 0522859283
  • 9780522859287

About Robert Dessaix

Robert Dessaix is a writer, broadcaster and translator. After teaching Russian language and literature at the ANU and University of NSW, he presented ABC Radio National's Books and Writing program for ten years. In 1995 he began writing full-time. His best-known books are his autobiography A Mother's Disgrace, the novels Night Letters and Corfu, and the travel memoirs Twilight of Love and Arabesques. He lives in Hobart.show more