peteg's blog - noise - books - 2004 04 25 PatrickWhite ThreeUneasyPieces

Patrick White: Three Uneasy Pieces

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Given that he is the only Australian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, I expected more. Without expending many words on it, I reckon this book identifies too closely with the Euro-centric "culture-equals-the-continent" model that gave rise to the cultural cringe. The alternative, of course, is to try to provide insight into the Australian view of the world, as Tim Winton does.