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Random House Australia, Jan 1, 1994 - Novelists, Australian - 677 pages
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Paperback issue of a selection of letters written by Patrick White during the period from the aftermath of WWI until his death in 1990, first published in 1994. The letters deal with everything from the simplest pleasures of life to the most challenging issues facing us in the 20th century. The editor's earlier books include 'Barwick' and the biography 'Patrick White: A life' which shared the National Book Council's Banjo Award.

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About the author (1994)

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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