Patrick White's Fiction: The Paradox of Fortunate Failure

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This study examines all eleven novels of Patrick White, the great Australian writer and Nobel Prize-winner. It begins from the observation that major characters in his novels undergo a necessary, redemptive, or facilitating failure. This failure paradoxically enables their success within the context of what White has called the 'overreaching grandeur' which circumscribes human existence. Evolution of this theme is traced through forty years of White's fiction: from his first novel, Happy Valley (1939), to his most recent ...

Patrick White's Fiction: The Paradox of Fortunate Failure 1986, Palgrave MacMillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780333388693

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Patrick White's Fiction: The Paradox of Fortunate Failure 1986, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312598051

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