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Description - Voss by Patrick White

The title of this book is Voss and is written by author Patrick White. The book Voss is published by Penguin Putnam Inc. The ISBN of this book is 9780143105688 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Voss by Patrick White.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780143105688
ISBN-10: 014310568X
Format: Paperback
(193mm x 127mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2009
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." Thomas Keneally has won international acclaim for his novels Schindler's Ark, Confederates, Gossip from the Forest, Playmaker, Woman of the Inner Sea, and A River Town. He is most recently the author of the biography American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles.

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