On Obsession

On Obsession

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When we are young adults, not only are we looking for signposts but we are afraid of ourselves, frightened of where our tendencies may lead. Are we all just a tiny bit mad, and were my obsessions, like my grandfather s, always going to take on a mild and manageable aspect?

In On Obsession, Malcolm Knox contemplates love, Proust, soulmates in fiction, palindromic numbers and bloodlines, among other fixations, and wonders if the obsessive quest marks a retreat from life

MUP's Little Books on Big Themes series pairs leading Australian thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 114 x 152 x 14mm | 117.93g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522855636
  • 9780522855630
  • 951,172

About Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox is the author of three internationally published novels- Summerland, A Private Man and Jamaica, as well as several works of nonfiction. His journalism has won two Walkley Awards and a Human Rights Award, and he has been a runner-up in the Graham Perkin Award for Australian Journalist of the Year. He lives in Sydney.
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"A publishing phenomenon that deserves to run and run." --Canberra Times "Melbourne University Publishing has repackaged an old-fashioned and unsexy genre to make essays modish and exciting." --Weekend Australian
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