On Patrick White

Writers on Writers
Product Number: WEB258742
Released: 30 Apr, 2018
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
ISBN: #9781743820483
Publisher: Black Inc.
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Description

'Patrick White, the un-Australian writer who did more than any other writer in the twentieth century to create an imaginative language that we can call Australian, who unshackled us from the demand that we write as the English do, who recognised, through his own alienation and also through his profound love for his partner, that we were a migrant and mongrel nation forging our own culture and our own language.' Christos Tsiolkas spent a year of 'discovery and rediscovery' reading Patrick White. In this passionate and original book, he shows how the Nobel Prize winner's work still speaks to us.In the Writers on Writers series, leading writers reflect on another Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated them. Provocative and crisp, these books start a fresh conversation between past and present, shed new light on the craft of writing, and introduce some intriguing and talented authors and their work. Also in the Writers on Writers seriesAlice Pung on John MarsdenErik Jensen on Kate JenningsCeridwen Dovey on J. M. Coetzee (forthcoming)Nam Le on David Malouf (forthcoming)Michelle de Kretser on Shirley Hazzard (forthcoming)

Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
Original Publish Date: 30 Apr, 2018

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