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Twilight Of Love

(2004)
Travels with Turgenev
A non fiction book by

 
 
Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award

Winner of the Margaret Scott Prize

For forty years, until the day he died, Ivan Turgenev, one of the greatest novelists of Russia's Golden Age, was passionately devoted to the diva Pauline Viardot. He followed her and her husband around Europe, even living with them amicably at times as part of their household. Yet as far as we know, the relationship with Pauline was chaste. What then did Turgenev mean by 'love', the word at the core of his life and work?

In a remarkable work of memoir, literary biography and travel writing, Robert Dessaix has found the pulse that still quickened Turgenev's age, but has failed in ours.

Praise for Twilight of Love by Robert Dessaix

'The most inventive portrait of a writer's life and legacy since Flaubert's Parrot.' The Independent

'A marvellous and unusual book.' The Sunday Times

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July 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Twilight of Love: Travels with Turgenev
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 1-59376-063-9 / 978-1-59376-063-2 (USA edition)
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February 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Twilight of Love
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September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Twilight of Love: Travels with Turgenev
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-330-36499-5 / 978-0-330-36499-7 (UK edition)
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June 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Twilight of Love: Travels With Turgenev
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 1-925143-98-8 / 978-1-925143-98-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Brio
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February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Twilight of Love
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-7432-6339-1 / 978-0-7432-6339-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Twilight Of Love - Travels With Turgenev
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-330-42195-6 / 978-0-330-42195-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador / Pan Macmillan
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June 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: TWILIGHT OF LOVE: Travels with Turgenev
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
Publisher: Brio Books
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