Patrick White was a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the author of more than a dozen novels and many other books, and a spokesman for (and against) an Australia he both hated and loved. In preparing this biography, David Marr secured White's co-operation in tracking down sources and using private documentary material, but retained the right to write what he wished. Marr evokes the wealthy back-country ranching society out of which White sprang, the grand houses in Sydney and the sheep "stations" the size of Belgium; the jackarooing days that laid the groundwork for his first fiction; London before the war and the North African desert where he served as an unlikely intelligence officer; the travels and love affairs in Europe and America; the inevitable return to Australia and the political and aesthetic battles that engaged him during his last years. At the same time, the book focuses on the shape of White's emotional life as a homosexual, especially its central relationship, the companionship of Manoly Lascaris, his close friend of nearly 50 years. David Marr also wrote "The Ivanov Trial" and "Barwick", which won the New South Wales Premier's Prize.
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Patrick White - a LifeAbout the Author:
David Marr is a journalist and critic. He lives in Sydney and is the author of two previous books. He is prepraring an edition of Patrick White's letters.
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Book Description Random House Australia: Vintage Books, Milsons Point, NSW, Australia, 1992. Paperback. First Ed thus, so stated. First Ed thus, so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mild rubbing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 727pp. Trade Paperback. This is a huge and spellbinding book by the brilliant essayist and biographer, David Marr, about a paradoxical, complex, acerbic human being who made and destroyed friendships with just about everyone, yet maintained a wonderful and unique relationship with his partner for life, Manoly Lascaris. From his first successful novel, 'Happy Valley' to his late 'self-portrait', 'Flaws in the Glass', Patrick White was an Australian literary icon with his many highly esteemed novels, plays, and stories, winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1973 for his novel, 'The Eye of the Storm'. Bookseller Inventory # 39415
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