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Title:Patrick White Letters
Price:AUD$10.00 (about USD$6.60)
Item ID:LB00-247047
Publisher:Random House, Australia, 1996
Random House, 1996, Softcover, Book Condition: Good

Patrick White (1912-1990), author of The Living and the Dead, 1973 Nobel Laureate in Literature, officially Australian but also partly upper-crust Englishman by education, rejected alike English stuffiness and Australian philistinism. These letters, edited by his biographer David Marr, chronicle White's gradual reluctant engagement with the world: his interest in Jewish culture after an early ignorant anti-Semitism; his idyllic wartime period in West Africa; his passionate and rancorous anti-royalism, sparked by the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis when the British Queen's representative sacked the Prime Minister; his deep held belief in the validity of homosexual unions, based on his own life-long relationship. These letters give an inner glimpse of a mostly private life. 677 pages. Spine faded. Pages browned. Inscription to previous owner on inside cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0091830877. ISBN/EAN: 9780091830878. Inventory No: 247047.
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