Patrick White's first five novels reveal much of the writer's personal struggle to resolve the dilemma of his dichotomous perception of self. This dichotomy is founded on circumstances of his life which placed him in a situation of cultural conflict. Having spent his formative years in Australia,White then received the bulk of his formal educa tion in England, and this seems to have had a profound effect on his sense of identity. Consequently, his early novels show signs of this...[Show more]
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