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Voss (Penguin Classics) - Thomas Keneally, Patrick White
Voss (Penguin Classics)
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Join J. M. Coetzee and Thomas Keneally in rediscovering Nobel Laureate Patrick White In 1973, Australian writer Patrick White was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature." Set in nineteenth-century... show more
Join J. M. Coetzee and Thomas Keneally in rediscovering Nobel Laureate Patrick White In 1973, Australian writer Patrick White was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature." Set in nineteenth-century Australia, Voss is White's best-known book, a sweeping novel about a secret passion between the explorer Voss and the young orphan Laura. As Voss is tested by hardship, mutiny, and betrayal during his crossing of the brutal Australian desert, Laura awaits his return in Sydney, where she endures their months of separation as if her life were a dream and Voss the only reality. Marrying a sensitive rendering of hidden love with a stark adventure narrative, Voss is a novel of extraordinary power and virtuosity from a twentieth-century master.
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ISBN: 9780143105688 (014310568X)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 440
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0
Why wasn't this in my World Lit courses?I hit the spoiler button because I will warn would be readers the book does have animal death issues, such as with dogs and horses. You know how some food is seemingly plain, but isn’t. Like a real good risotto. Rice, cheese, stock, maybe mushrooms and onio...
ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it
3.0
Patrick White penned a very strange tale, a tale I think would fair better through a second reading. First time round, I found it rather deceptive. It’s a psychological tale, yet the thoughts and feelings of these characters seem distanced, almost intangible. Like the landscape Voss is traversing, t...
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it
3.0
Now why doesn't it surprise me that not one of my well read high brow friends, Australian or otherwise, has read this Nobel Prize winner?Let alone reviewed it....I'd do it myself, but why bother when Fred Dagg has this to say about writing The Great Australian Novel. Australians, if you haven't hear...
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