The Twyborn Affair

The Twyborn Affair

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Eddie Twyborn is bisexual and beautiful, the son of a Judge and a drunken mother. With his androgynous hero - Eudoxia/Eddie/Eadith Twyborn - and through his search for identity, for self-affirmation and love in its many forms, Patrick White takes us into the ambiguous landscapes, sexual, psychological and spiritual, of the human condition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099458217
  • 9780099458210
  • 221,079

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

Eddie Twyborn is bisexual and beautiful, the son of a judge and a drunken mother. With this androgynous hero - Eudoxia / Eddie / Eadith Twyborn - and through his search for identity, for self-affirmation and love in its many forms, Patrick White takes us on a journey into the ambiguous landscapes, sexual, psychological and spiritual, of the human condition.

'It challenges comparison with some of the world's most bizarre masterpieces'
Isobel Murray, Financial Times

'Patrick White is, in the finest sense, a world novelist. His themes are catholic and complex and he persues them with a single-minded energy and vision'
Robert Nye, Guardian
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"It challenges comparison with some of the world's most bizarre masterpieces"
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"[An] exploration of an extremely slippery characterological realm offers many substantial pleasures" -- Benjamin DeMott * New York Times * "It challenges comparison with some of the world's most bizarre masterpieces" * Financial Times * "Patrick White is, in the finest sense, a world novelist. His themes are catholic and complex and he persues them with a single-minded energy and vision" -- Robert Nye * Guardian *
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334 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 36% (119)
4 35% (116)
3 21% (69)
2 7% (24)
1 2% (6)
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