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Issue Details: First known date: 1984... 1984 Patrick White
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'Patrick White is a giant among the moderns. His massive novels, which chart the lonely paths to truth, challenge orthodox notions about fiction and reality. He has created a wholly new kind of prose to embody his prophetic visions of truth and his fierce denunciations of modern society.

'Originally published in 1984, John Colmer’s study of the Nobel Prize winning Australian novelist was the first to survey all his published works. It differs from earlier studies in using fresh autobiographical material, in revealing the links between the plays and the fiction and in stressing White’s vision of duality rather than his much praised affirmations of harmony. Where previous studies have been exegetical this one is also evaluative. It illustrates the process by which White has come to recognize the necessity for the reintegration of the alienated visionary into society.' (Publication summary)

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  • Table of contents : General Editors’ Preface.  Acknowledgements.  A Note on the Texts.  1. Introduction and Early Fiction  2. Middle Novels: Australian Epics  3. Middle Novels: Artists and Visionaries  4. Plays and Short Stories  5. Last Novels: ‘The Ordinary Ones’  6. Conclusion: White and the Critics.  Notes.  Bibliography.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      New York (City), New York (State),
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      Methuen ,
      1984 .
      Extent: 94p.
      Description: Bibl.
      ISBN: 0416367909

Works about this Work

Whitewash and Cultural Cringe Return Peter Craven , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 March 1996; (p. 28)
Patrick White Brought to Book Peter Pierce , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 1 1986; (p. 42-48)

— Review of Aspects of Time, Ageing and Old Age in The Novels of Patrick White, 1939-1979 Mari-Ann Berg , 1983 single work ; Patrick White John Colmer , 1984 single work criticism biography ; A Tragic Vision : The Novels of Patrick White A. M. McCulloch , 1983 multi chapter work criticism
On Patrick White : A Company of Actors Suzanne Edgar , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 81 1986; (p. 9-10)

— Review of Patrick White John Colmer , 1984 single work criticism biography
Untitled Brian Kiernan , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 12 no. 3 1986; (p. 417-421)

— Review of Patrick White John Weigel , 1983 selected work criticism ; Australian Fiction 1983 single work criticism ; Aspects of Time, Ageing and Old Age in The Novels of Patrick White, 1939-1979 Mari-Ann Berg , 1983 single work ; The Warped Universe : A Study of Imagery and Structure in Seven Novels by Patrick White Karin Hansson , 1984 selected work criticism biography ; Laden Choirs: The Fiction of Patrick White Peter Wolfe , 1983 single work criticism ; Patrick White John Colmer , 1984 single work criticism biography ; The Articles and the Novelist : Reference Conventions and Reader Manipulation in Patrick White's Creation of Fictional Worlds Hilary Heltay , 1983 single work criticism
Untitled 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Spring vol. 7 no. 2 1985; (p. 119-120)

— Review of Patrick White John Colmer , 1984 single work criticism biography
Patrick White Brought to Book Peter Pierce , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 1 1986; (p. 42-48)

— Review of Aspects of Time, Ageing and Old Age in The Novels of Patrick White, 1939-1979 Mari-Ann Berg , 1983 single work ; Patrick White John Colmer , 1984 single work criticism biography ; A Tragic Vision : The Novels of Patrick White A. M. McCulloch , 1983 multi chapter work criticism
The Looking Glass White David J. Tacey , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 4 no. 1 1985; (p. 49-53)

— Review of A Tragic Vision : The Novels of Patrick White A. M. McCulloch , 1983 multi chapter work criticism ; Laden Choirs: The Fiction of Patrick White Peter Wolfe , 1983 single work criticism ; Patrick White John Colmer , 1984 single work criticism biography
Untitled Brian Kiernan , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 12 no. 3 1986; (p. 417-421)

— Review of Patrick White John Weigel , 1983 selected work criticism ; Australian Fiction 1983 single work criticism ; Aspects of Time, Ageing and Old Age in The Novels of Patrick White, 1939-1979 Mari-Ann Berg , 1983 single work ; The Warped Universe : A Study of Imagery and Structure in Seven Novels by Patrick White Karin Hansson , 1984 selected work criticism biography ; Laden Choirs: The Fiction of Patrick White Peter Wolfe , 1983 single work criticism ; Patrick White John Colmer , 1984 single work criticism biography ; The Articles and the Novelist : Reference Conventions and Reader Manipulation in Patrick White's Creation of Fictional Worlds Hilary Heltay , 1983 single work criticism
Clear Eye on the Write Giant Adrian Mitchell , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 13-14 April 1985; (p. 15)

— Review of Patrick White John Colmer , 1984 single work criticism biography
Untitled John Beston , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Choice (US) , September 1985; (p. 108)

— Review of Patrick White John Colmer , 1984 single work criticism biography
Whitewash and Cultural Cringe Return Peter Craven , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 March 1996; (p. 28)
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