With the death of her mother, middle-aged Theodora Goodman contemplates the desert of her life. Freed of the trammels of convention she leaves Australia for a European tour and becomes involved in the residents of a small French hotel.
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Patrick White was born in England in 1912. He was taken to Australia (where his father owned a sheep farm) when he was six months old, but educated in England, at Cheltenham College and King's College, Cambridge. He settled in London, where he wrote several unpublished novels, then served in the RAF during the war; he returned after the war to Australia.
He became the most considerable figure in modern Australian literature, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. The great poet of Australian landscape, he has turned its vast empty spaces into great mythic landscapes of the soul. His position as man of letters was controversial, provoked by his acerbic, unpredictable public statements and his belief that it is eccentric individuals who offer the only hope of salvation. Technically brilliant, he is one modern novelist to whom the oft-abused epithet 'visionary' can be safely be applied. He died in September 1990.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140041451
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