Patrick White Beyond the Grave: New Critical Perspectives (Anthem Australian Humanities Research) (Paperback)

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Patrick White Beyond the Grave: New Critical Perspectives (Anthem Australian Humanities Research) (Paperback)

By Ian Henderson (Editor), Anouk Lang (Editor)

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Patrick White (1912-1990) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973 and remains one of Australia's most celebrated writers. This book represents new work by an outstanding list of White scholars from around the globe. White's centenary revived mainstream interest in White in Australia and included a major exhibition on his life at the National Library of Australia. So too did the discovery of a highly significant hoard of hitherto unknown papers which were released by White's literary executor Barbara Mobbs in 2006. The book aims to carry this momentum outwards to the rest of the world.

The contributors' research is lodged in forwards-oriented methodologies and expressed in accessible language. On the whole, the collection is notable for its acknowledgement of White's homosexuality in relation to the development of his literary style, in its consideration of the way his writing 'works' on/with readers, and for its contextualizing of his life and oeuvre in relation to London and to London life.

The title of the book reflects the effect on White scholarship of the newly discovered papers, the focus of numerous chapters on the farcical and 'knockabout' qualities of White's work, and the contributors' intention to inspire further work on White from a rising generation of scholars of twentieth-century literature beyond Australia.

Ian Henderson is the Head of the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London and lectures in the Department of English Language and Literature. Anouk Lang is a lecturer in Digital Humanities in the Department of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.
Product Details ISBN: 9781783083985
ISBN-10: 1783083980
Publisher: Anthem Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2015
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Anthem Australian Humanities Research