KINDLE [Patrick White A Life]

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the form 10 novels and numerous plays and short stories earning him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973 He was not one for prizes or fuss however and when he was asked by a somewhat thoughtless journalist who he believed was the greatest living Australian writer this notably fractious author replied unhesitatingly Christina Stead He used his prize money to set up a fund for older Australian writers who had not received due recognition for their work A good bloke after allWhite used situations and people he new as the basis for of his novels although he claimed most of his characters were aspects of himself This in itself makes me want to aspects of himself This in itself makes me want to back and re read many of the books along with the couple I haven t got around to yet Something to look forward to indeed along with some Christina Stead I think God I loved this bookI ve only read two or three of Patrick White s novels but even The Tree of Man alone would have been enough to draw me to the life of the genius who created it I rarely read non fiction and even rarely biography obviously It could be that this is only the second lit. Also on the single most difficult and important source of all the man himself In the weeks before his death White read the final manuscript which for richness of detail authority and balance is stunningThroughout his exciting narrative Marr explores the roots of White's writing and unearths the raw material of his remarkable art He makes plain th. Patrick White A LifeEven if I didn t love White s this "Is A Fascinating Book And I Not A Great "a fascinating book and I m not a great of biography Nor I am interested in Australia But almost against my will rather like White himself I was engrossed by the depiction of the culture and society of Australia which becomes almost a character in itself This is particularly true once he decides to return to Australia to live it s clear to me that his story and that of Australia are inseparable It s impeccably researched and written This has been on my shelf for some time and some Australia are inseparable It s impeccably researched and written This has been on my shelf for some time and some advice was given to me years ago and that was that to appreciate reading the works of Patrick White it can be helpful to first understand the person David Marr has written a loving well researched and fascinating story of P Patrick White is one of my favorite authors This lengthy biography does complete justice to him as an author and a man in all his grumpy difficult heroic and creative ways Born in England to Australian parents he spent his youth and early years living between both countries before settling in Australia with his partner Manoly whom he met during World War 2 A couple of early novels before the war pro. 'I think this book should be called The Monster of All Time But I am a monster ' Patrick WhitePatrick White winner of the Nobel Prize and author of than a dozen novels and plays including Voss The Vivisector and The Twyborn Affair lived an extraordinary life David Marr's brilliant biography draws not only on a wide range of original research but. ,

Summary Patrick White A Life

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Erary biography I ve read the Other That I Can Recall that I can recall Edmund White s Genet The commonality between the two is that they are about great writers written by great writers Both books are impeccably written and exhaustive the difference being that Genet was exhausting whereas Patrick White A Life is simply riveting That s as much to do with me and my interests as it is to do with the uality of either of the booksIt s not surprising that Patrick White is such a genuinely complex man but it is very satisfying to come across a character who is as fascinating as any that leaped from his pen The thing that excited me the most was his pen The thing that excited me the most was evolution as a man both politically and spiritually The idea of someone so clearly blessed with brilliance learning and adapting and changing over a lifetime is exceedingly exciting That the art but not the artist can be fully formed at any given time I found the great uestions of my life reflected in Patrick White s and this is not to say that I am comparing myself to him in any way other than that greatness does not endow one with all the "answers and that life remains a beautiful mystery to us all and in that we "and that life remains a beautiful mystery to us all and in that we eual. E central fact of White's life as an artist the homosexuality that formed his view of himself as an outcast and stranger able to penetrate the hearts of both men and women Gracefully written and exhaustively researched Patrick White is a biography of classic excellence sympathetic objective penetrating and as blunt when necessary as White himself.