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The Vivisector

by Patrick White

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize.


Following the life of a cruel and eccentric artist, Hurtle Duffield, who dissects all he meets , expressing his thoughts through his art. An interesting and sometimes shocking book, it will keep you gripped.

The Vivisector Synopsis

Hurtle Duffield is incapable of loving anything except what he paints. The people who court him are, above all, the victims of his art, and he dissects their weaknesses with cruel precision. The Australian author won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973.

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ISBN: 9780099324614
Publication date: 21/07/1994
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099324614
Publication date: 21st July 1994
Author: Patrick White
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 624 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Patrick White

Patrick White was born in England in 1912. He was taken to Australia (where his father owned a sheep farm) when he was six months old, but 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 He settled in London, where he wrote several unpublished novels, then served in the RAF during the Second World War. He returned after the war to Australia, where he became the most considerable figure in modern Australian literature before being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. His position as a man of letters was controversial, provoked by his unpredictable public statements ...

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