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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Patrick White Speaks
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Primavera Press , 1989 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Prodigal Son, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 13-17)
In the Making Patrick White, Patrick White , extract autobiography (p. 19-23)
Nine Thoughts from Sydneyi"To sublimate an incestuous passion for an aunt,", Patrick White , single work poetry satire (p. 24-25)
A Living Living-Room, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 27-28)
Mad Hatter's Party, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 31-33)
Civilisation, Money and Concrete, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 35-36)
The Nobel Prize, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 39-44)
Australian of the Year, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 47-48)
With Whitlam Patrick White's Tribute to the Whitlam Government, Patrick White , single work prose biography (p. 51-53)
Poor Henry Lawson, Patrick White , single work biography (p. 55-57)
Kerr and the Consequences, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 59-60)
Citizens for Democracy, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 63-67)
A Noble Pair, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 69-71)
The Reading Sickness, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 73-78)
Factual Writing and Criticism Patrick White Speaks on Factual Writing and Fiction, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 81-85)
State of the Colony, Paul Murphy (interviewer), single work interview biography (p. 87-92)
Jack Mundey and the BLF, Patrick White , single work correspondence (p. 95-97)
And If a Button is Pressed, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 99-102)
A Letter to Humanity, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 105-110)
A New Constitution, Patrick White , single work prose (p. 129-131)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Jonathan Cape ,
      1990 .
      Extent: 201p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: ports.
      ISBN: 0224027883
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Penguin ,
      1992 .
      Extent: 201p.
      ISBN: 0140159339

Works about this Work

Patrick White : (Auto) Biography - A Veiled Confession? Jessica Geva , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 19-25)
'...White's recourse to two particular autobiographical labels and modes (self-portrait and memoir) requires an appreciation of the complexity of these various models of life writing. In this essay, however, I shall be primarily concerned with White's technology of foreclosure of the confessional option.' (From author's introduction)
Disciplining Difference : Post-Coloniality and Aesthetics C. Kanaganayakam , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Change - Conflict and Convergence : Austral-Asian Scenarios 2010; (p. 340-348)
Locating Voss within Change, Conflict and Convergence Carol Leon , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Change - Conflict and Convergence : Austral-Asian Scenarios 2010; (p. 125-139)
'This article attempts to locate Patrick White's Voss within postcolonial and postmodern discourse, focussing on themes of identity, space, history and belonging. Written in 1957, the test is a fusion of fact and fiction and in its intermingling of genres accommodates varying ideas as well as responses. Underlying the narrative is a determined attempt by White to comprehend past narratives of the Australian continent and its inhabitants so as to grasp some understandings about them and possibly reconstitute a new world.' (p. 125)
Patrick White’s The Vivisector : Memoirs of Many in One – Who is Hurtle Duffield? Jane Frugtneit , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 1 no. 1 2009;
'On many occasions Patrick White professed a love of cooking. As acclaimed author he gained universal fame, and remains the only Australian writer to have won the Nobel Prize for literature. Both cooking and writing are creative processes and this essay draws parallels between the creative process, the digestive process, defecation and excrement. Of course, defecation is a natural bodily function resulting from food consumption and without food the body wouldn't survive. Syllogistically, without the corporeal there is no mind and without either body or mind there is no identity. In their introduction to Culture and Waste Gay Hawkins and Stephen Muecke contend that "expelling and discarding is more than biological necessity - it is fundamental to the ordering of the self" (Muecke 2003, xiii). Therefore, taken in the context of the biological and ontological duality of expulsion, I contend that food, in its many guises, is inextricably linked to identity. (Author's abstract)
Perceiving Europe and Australia and Constructing an Imagined Australian Identity in The Aunts’ Story by Patrick White. Elena Ungari , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagined Australia : Reflections around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity between Australia and Europe 2009; (p. 353-366)
'This paper examines Patrick White's novel The Aunt's Story and the way in which it fictionally shows mutual scrutiny and perception between Australia and Europe. Central to the elaboration of this study is the notion of fictional viewpoint, which Leech and Short (1986, p 174) define as 'the slanting of the fictional world towards reality, as apprehended by a particular participant, or set of participants, in the fiction'. Notions of distance of viewpoint from an 'outside' or 'inside' perspective and the way in which they affect construction and perception of places are also instrumental in this analysis.' (353)
[Review] Patrick White Speaks Veronica Brady , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , October vol. 4 no. 10 1989; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Patrick White Speaks Patrick White , 1989 selected work autobiography correspondence prose
Committed and Engaging Works Jeff Doyle , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 March 1990; (p. B4)

— Review of The Good Reading Guide 1989 anthology review ; First Rights : A Decade of Island Magazine 1989 anthology poetry short story criticism autobiography ; The New Diversity : Australian Fiction : 1970-88 Ken Gelder , Paul Salzman , 1989 selected work criticism ; Patrick White Speaks Patrick White , 1989 selected work autobiography correspondence prose
White : Moving, Profound and Dutiful Jim McClelland , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 August 1989; (p. 80)

— Review of Patrick White Speaks Patrick White , 1989 selected work autobiography correspondence prose
White the Itchy Peter Pierce , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 September 1989; (p. 118-119)

— Review of Patrick White Speaks Patrick White , 1989 selected work autobiography correspondence prose
White's Sense of Selfhood and Style Paul Carter , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 114 1989; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Patrick White Speaks Patrick White , 1989 selected work autobiography correspondence prose
Perceiving Europe and Australia and Constructing an Imagined Australian Identity in The Aunts’ Story by Patrick White. Elena Ungari , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagined Australia : Reflections around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity between Australia and Europe 2009; (p. 353-366)
'This paper examines Patrick White's novel The Aunt's Story and the way in which it fictionally shows mutual scrutiny and perception between Australia and Europe. Central to the elaboration of this study is the notion of fictional viewpoint, which Leech and Short (1986, p 174) define as 'the slanting of the fictional world towards reality, as apprehended by a particular participant, or set of participants, in the fiction'. Notions of distance of viewpoint from an 'outside' or 'inside' perspective and the way in which they affect construction and perception of places are also instrumental in this analysis.' (353)
Patrick White’s The Vivisector : Memoirs of Many in One – Who is Hurtle Duffield? Jane Frugtneit , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 1 no. 1 2009;
'On many occasions Patrick White professed a love of cooking. As acclaimed author he gained universal fame, and remains the only Australian writer to have won the Nobel Prize for literature. Both cooking and writing are creative processes and this essay draws parallels between the creative process, the digestive process, defecation and excrement. Of course, defecation is a natural bodily function resulting from food consumption and without food the body wouldn't survive. Syllogistically, without the corporeal there is no mind and without either body or mind there is no identity. In their introduction to Culture and Waste Gay Hawkins and Stephen Muecke contend that "expelling and discarding is more than biological necessity - it is fundamental to the ordering of the self" (Muecke 2003, xiii). Therefore, taken in the context of the biological and ontological duality of expulsion, I contend that food, in its many guises, is inextricably linked to identity. (Author's abstract)
Locating Voss within Change, Conflict and Convergence Carol Leon , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Change - Conflict and Convergence : Austral-Asian Scenarios 2010; (p. 125-139)
'This article attempts to locate Patrick White's Voss within postcolonial and postmodern discourse, focussing on themes of identity, space, history and belonging. Written in 1957, the test is a fusion of fact and fiction and in its intermingling of genres accommodates varying ideas as well as responses. Underlying the narrative is a determined attempt by White to comprehend past narratives of the Australian continent and its inhabitants so as to grasp some understandings about them and possibly reconstitute a new world.' (p. 125)
Disciplining Difference : Post-Coloniality and Aesthetics C. Kanaganayakam , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Change - Conflict and Convergence : Austral-Asian Scenarios 2010; (p. 340-348)
Patrick White : (Auto) Biography - A Veiled Confession? Jessica Geva , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 19-25)
'...White's recourse to two particular autobiographical labels and modes (self-portrait and memoir) requires an appreciation of the complexity of these various models of life writing. In this essay, however, I shall be primarily concerned with White's technology of foreclosure of the confessional option.' (From author's introduction)
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