Patrick White: fiction and the unconscious
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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Aboriginal appears Arthur artist aspect Aunt's Story Australian becomes career character Chariot childhood Christian complex consciousness creative critics culture D. H. Lawrence dark death demonic depths destroyed destructive devouring disintegration dissolution dream Dubbo Duffield Eadie Ellen Elyot erotic eternal experience fantasy father feels feminine figure Flack force Fringe of Leaves George Goodman Godbold Goddess Himmelfarb human Hunter imagination incestuous individuation infantile instinctual integration James Hillman Jung Jungian knot landscape Laura Leonie Kramer literal lives male Marie-Louise von Franz masculine maternal image maternal source matriarchal matrix merely Meroe Miss Hare mother archetype mother-complex mystery mystical myth mythic Nature negative Neumann never novel Palfreyman Patrick White personality Poulter psyche psychic psychological puer aeternus puer's reality realize realm regression religious ritual Roxburgh sense sexual Solid Mandala spiritual Stan Parker symbolic Theodora Theodora Goodman transformation tree Twyborn Twyborn Affair unconscious uroboros vision Vivisector Voss Voss's Waldo White's fiction woman womb