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Robert Dessaix: As I Was Saying

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Robert Dessaix has long been one of Australia’s foremost essayists. Also a compelling public speaker, Dessaix brings his trademark eloquence to this leisurely guided tour of his chamber of curiosities. In conversation with Crusader Hillis, he discusses Montaigne, repetition, the art of conversation and the crucial difference between idleness and indolence; and confesses that he has no wish to convince people of anything.

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