Memoirs of Many in One: Text Classics
Paperback $12.95 - The Text Publishing Company
Fiction - Published: 4/Jun/2019 - ISBN: 9781925773613
The last Patrick White novel published in his lifetime, Memoirs of Many in One presents the eccentric, often fantastical recollections of the ageing actor, Alex Xenophon Demirjian Gray. These are 'edited? by the writer Patrick White, her friend and executor, who is often the target of her scorn. Witty and affecting, Memoirs reveals another side of White?s fiction even as it echoes many of the themes running through his work. Patrick White was born in England in 1912 and taken to Australia, where his father owned a sheep farm, when he was six months old. He was educated in England and served in the RAF, before returning to Australia after World War II.Happy Valley, White?s first novel, is set in a small country town in the Snowy Mountains and is based on his experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo.White went on to publish twelve further novels (one posthumously), three short-story collections and eight plays. His novels include The Aunt?s Story and Voss, which won the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award, The Eye of the Storm and The Twyborn Affair.He was the first Australian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1973, and is considered one of the foremost novelists of the twentieth century.White died in 1990, aged seventy-eight. An essential late novel from one of the foremost novelists of the twentieth century, now a part of the Text Classics series.
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