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Voss By Patrick White

Voss by Patrick White

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Summary

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANESet in nineteenth-century Australia, Voss is the story of the secret passion between an explorer and a naive young woman. Voss sets out to cross the continent, and as hardships, mutiny and betrayal whittle away his power to endure and to lead, his attachment to Laura gradually increases.

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Voss by Patrick White

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE Set in nineteenth-century Australia, Voss is the story of the secret passion between an explorer and a naive young woman. Although they have met only a few times, Voss and Laura are joined by overwhelming, obsessive feelings for each other. Voss sets out to cross the continent, and as hardships, mutiny and betrayal whittle away his power to endure and to lead, his attachment to Laura gradually increases. Laura, waiting in Sydney, moves through the months of separation as if they were a dream and Voss the only reality.

Voss Reviews

"The scenery is wonderfully described by the author... There is an interesting spiritual symmetry between the decline in fate of Voss and the circumstances in which Laura finds herself" * Nudge *
"One of the greatest magicians of fiction ... White's scope is vast and his invention endless" * Observer *
"Patrick White is, in the finest sense, a world novelist. His themes are catholic and complex and he pursues them with a single-minded energy and vision" * Guardian *
"Australia's greatest novelist" -- Geoffrey Rush
"The outstanding figure in Australian fiction" * New York Times *

About Patrick White

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 at Cheltenham college and King's College, Cambridge. He settled in London, where he wrote several unpublished novels, then served in the RAF during the war. He returned to Australia after the war. He became the most considerable figure in modern Australian literature, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. The great poet of Australian landscape, he turned its vast empty spaces into great mythic landscapes of the soul. His position as a man of letters was controversial, provoked by his acerbic, unpredictable public statements and his belief that it is eccentric individuals who offer the only hope of salvation. He died in September 1990.

Additional information

GOR001314771
9780099324713
0099324717
Voss by Patrick White
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1994-07-21
464
N/A
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