Patrick White: fiction and the unconscious

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Oxford University Press, Apr 28, 1988 - History - 269 pages
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Based on Jungian ideas about the archetypal patterns of the psyche, this study contests long-held beliefs about the work of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Patrick White--arguing that his fiction is dominated by the workings of his unconscious mind and that its symbolic patterns are those of a mother complex--and offers profound insight into the Australian consciousness.

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