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I have noted that most of our readers were Australian. Hopefully one day the rest of the world will discover Patrick White. And baswood might be partially responsible because he had a few hot reviews of his White reading.
Oh, and Paulgeer had his fabulous lunch, and his blog for the National Library.
PS I am an American.
The Living and the Dead
The Aunt's story
The Tree of Man
Riders in the chariot
The Solid Mandala
The Eye of the Storm
I read A Fringe of leaves last year and hope to read The Twyborn Affair later this month.
I am currently reading The Burnt ones and I also hope to read The cockatoos before the year end
I have read four outstanding novels this year; The Vivisector, Tree of Man, Voss and The Aunt's story. I was disappointed with The Eye of the storm and could not agree that Riders in the Chariot was one of his best novels.
I have also nearly finished David Marr's excellent biography and have been dipping into the autobiography Flaws in the Glass
The experience of getting thoroughly immersed in one of the great authors of the 20th century has inspired me to look for a similar project next year, hence my next post.
Ps I am an Englishman living in France
Literary Centennials http://www.librarything.com/groups/literarycentennials
The featured author will be Albert Camus but there will also be threads for Robertson Davies among other centennials. Come and join us at the new group.
The Aunt's Story
A Fringe of Leaves
Riders in the Chariot
Patrick White: A Life by David Marr (selections)
Unlike Bas, who said that Riders in the Chariot did not work as a whole, I was completely overwhelmed by the book and it is my top favourite read of 2013.
#2 Naughty corner.
#3 Robert, I'm very pleased that you read Voss.
Happy Valley (1939): Paulgeer, amandameale, mrspenny, anzlitlovers
The Living and the Dead (1941): steven03tx, mrspenny, baswood
The Aunt's Story (1948): pamelad, baswood, amandameale, mrspenny
The Tree of Man (1955): steven03tx, baswood
Voss (1957): Mr.Durick, baswood
Riders in the Chariot (1961): arubabookwoman, Paulgeer, depressaholic, baswood
The Solid Mandala (1966): arubabookwoman
The Vivisector (1970): arubabookwoman, baswood
The Eye of the Storm (1973): PaulDalton, baswood
A Fringe of Leaves (1976): pamelad, amandameale
The Twyborn Affair (1979): edwinbcn, baswood
The Hanging Garden (Posthumous, unfinished, 2012) NIL
However, Patrick White is now on my radar screen, not to mention my TBR, so I will definitely get to him sooner or later. Thanks for setting this up, Amanda.