Patrick White Speaks

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Primavera Press, 1989 - Fiction - 208 pages
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A collection of letters, speeches and articles which reveal Patrick White's views on a variety of political and social issues.

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Contents

In the Making
19
A Living LivingRoom
27
The Nobel Prize
39
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Patrick White was born on May 28, 1912 in Knightsbridge, London, to Australian parents. He studied modern languages at King's College, Cambridge. During World War II, he served in the Royal Air Force. His first novel, Happy Valley, was published in 1939. His other works include The Tree of Man, Voss, Riders in the Chariot, The Solid Mandala, The Twyborn Affair, and The Hanging Garden. He also wrote several plays including The Season at Sarsaparilla, Night on Bald Mountain, and Signal Driver. They never met with the success his fiction had and have not been produced outside Australia. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. He died on September 30, 1990.

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