On Obsession

Malcolm Knox
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On Obsession

Published

1 October 2008

ISBN

9780522855630

Weight

146g

Size

157mm x 118mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

On Obsession

Malcolm Knox
Novelist Malcolm Knox unpicks obsession in all its manifold forms across time and place.
"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.
"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.

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox is the author of several internationally published novels: Summerland, A Private Man, Jamaica, The Life and The Wonder Lover, 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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