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Memoirs of Many in One

Memoirs of Many in One: Text Classics

Patrick White

Introduction by Sophie Cunningham

The last Patrick White novel published in his lifetime, Memoirs of Many in One presents the eccentric, often fantastical recollections of the ageing actor, Alex Xenophon Demirjian Gray. These are ‘edited’ by the writer Patrick White, her friend and executor, who is often the target of her scorn. Witty and affecting, Memoirs reveals another side of White’s fiction even as it echoes many of the themes running through his work.  

‘A strong case could be made for White as the finest and most profound novelist anywhere in the world now working in English…Memoirs of Many in One will fascinate any reader.’ Washington Post

‘A last work in which everything that was serious in the early books suffered a final daring transformation to burlesque: not least of all the author, that impossible person Patrick White.’ David Malouf

Patrick White
About the Author

Patrick White was born in England in 1912 and taken to Australia, where his father owned a sheep farm, when he was six months old. He was educated in England and served in the RAF, before returning to Australia after World War II.

Happy Valley, White’s first novel, is set in a small country town in the Snowy Mountains and is based on his...

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Extent:
224pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
4 June 2019
ISBN:
9781925773613
AU Price:
$12.95
NZ Price:
$15.99
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andMemoirs of Many in One

‘A strong case could be made for White as the finest and most profound novelist anywhere in the world now working in English…Memoirs of Many in One will fascinate any reader.’

‘A last work in which everything that was serious in the early books suffered a final daring transformation to burlesque: not least of all the author, that impossible person Patrick White.’

‘White’s work is a towering achievement’

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