Flaws in the Glass

Flaws in the Glass

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By (author) Patrick White

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 20mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 009975231X
  • ISBN 13: 9780099752318
  • Illustrations note: portraits
  • Sales rank: 232,621

Product description

In this remarkable self-portrait, Patrick White explains how on the very rare occasions when he re-reads a passage from one of his books, he recognises very little of the self he knows. This 'unknown' is the man interviewers and visiting students expect to find, but 'unable to produce him', he prefers to remain private, or as private as anyone who has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature can ever be. In this book, it is the self Patrick White does recognise, the one he sees reflected in the glass.

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Patrick White, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973, was born and educated in England of Australian parents. His frank and lively memoir covers his education, his service in the RAF and his eventual return to Australia, not, as his parents had hoped, to run the family sheep farm, but to make his name as an acerbic and unpredictable novelist. (Kirkus UK)