By (author) Patrick White
Introduction by Professor of General Literature J M Coetzee
Format: Paperback / softback
Vivisector by Patrick White
Book DescriptionJoin J. M. Coetzee and Thomas Keneally in rediscovering Nobel Laureate Patrick White Hurtle Duffield, a painter, coldly dissects the weaknesses of any and all who enter his circle. His sister's deformity, a grocer's moonlight indiscretion, the passionate illusions of the women who love him-all are used as fodder for his art. It is only when Hurtle meets an egocentric adolescent whom he sees as his spiritual child does he experience a deeper, more treacherous emotion in this tour de force of sexual and psychological menace that sheds brutally honest light on the creative experience. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143105671
Paperback / softback
(196mm x 130mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Patrick White
Patrick White(1912-1990) was born in England in 1912, when his parents were in Europe for two years; at six months he was taken back to Australia, where his father owned a sheep station. When he was thirteen, he went to school in England, to Cheltenham, where it was understood, the climate would be temperate and a colonial acceptable. Neither proved true, and after four rather miserable years there he went to King s College, Cambridge, where he specialized in languages. After leaving the university he settled in London, determined to become a writer. His first novel, Happy Valley, was published in 1939 and his second, "The Living and the Dead," in 1941. During the war he was an RAF Intelligence Officer in the Middle East and Greece. After the war he returned to Australia. His novels include "The Aunt s Story" (1946), "The Tree of Man "(1956), "Voss" (1957), "Riders in the Chariot "(1961), "The Solid Mandala" (1966), "The Eye of the Storm" (1973), "A Fringe of Leaves" (1976), and "The Twyborn Affair "(1979). He also published two collections of short stories, "The Burnt Ones" (1964) and "The Cockatoos" (1974), which incorporates several short novels, a collection of novellas, "Three Uneasy Pieces" (1987), and his autobiography, Flaws in the Glass (1981). He also edited "Memoirs of Many in One "(1986). In 1973 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Upon his death, "The Times "wrote, Patrick White did more than any other writer to put Australian literature on the international map. His tormented oeuvre is that of a great and essentially modern writer. J. M. Coetzeewas born in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 9, 1940. He studied first at Cape Town and later at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Ph.D. degree in literature. In 1972 he returned to South Africa and joined the faculty of the University of Cape Town. His works of fiction include"Dusklands," "Waiting for the Barbarians," which won South Africa s highest literary honor, the Central News Agency Literary Award, and"The Life and Times of Michael K.," for which Coetzee was awarded his first Booker Prize in 1983. He has also published a memoir, "Boyhood: Scenes From a Provincial Life," and several essays collections. He has won many other literary prizes including the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize and The"Irish Times"International Fiction Prize. In 1999 he again won Britain s prestigious Booker Prize for"Disgrace," becoming the first author to win the award twice in its 31-year history. In 2003, Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature."
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