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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742743769
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

The Twyborn Affair



From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, a novel that satisfies as much as it challenges.

From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, a novel that satisfies as much as it challenges.

Eddie Twyborn is bisexual and beautiful, the son of a Judge and a drunken mother. With this androgynous hero - Eudoxia/Eddie/Eadith Twyborn - and through his search for identity, for self-affirmation and love in its many forms, Patrick White takes us on a journey into the ambiguous landscapes, sexual, psychological and spiritual, of the human condition.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742743769
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the author

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 He settled in London, where he wrote several unpublished novels, then served in the RAF during the war.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.

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Praise for The Twyborn Affair

It challenges comparison with some of the world's most bizarre masterpieces.

Financial Times

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

One of the great magicians of fiction ... White’s scope is vast and his invention endless.

Angus Wilson, Observer

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