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The Solid Mandala and Patrick White’s Late Modernity Nicholas Birns , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;
'This essay contends that the Australian novelist Patrick White (1912-1990) presents, in his novel The Solid Mandala (1966), a prototypical evocation of late modernity that indicates precisely why and how it was different from the neoliberal and postmodern era that succeeded it. Late modernity is currently emerging as a historical period, though still a nascent and contested one. Robert Hassan speaks of the 1950-1970 era as a period which, in its 'Fordist' mode of production maintained a certain conformity yet held off the commoditisation of later neoliberalism's 'network-driven capitalism'. This anchors the sense of 'late modernity,' that will operate in this essay, though my sense of the period also follows on definitions of the term established, in very different contexts, by Edward Lucie-Smith and Tyrus Miller.' (Author's introduction)
Jack Lindsay, Patrick White, and Postcolonial Medievalism Nicholas Birns , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 41-54)
For "Leaves" Alone - Patrick White Revisited... Carolyn Bliss , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 76)

— Review of Dissociation and Wholeness in Patrick White's Fiction Laurence Steven 1989 single work criticism
Untitled Carolyn Bliss , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: MFS , Summer vol. 36 no. 2 1990; (p. 296-297)

— Review of Dissociation and Wholeness in Patrick White's Fiction Laurence Steven 1989 single work criticism
Untitled J. M. Reibetanz , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: University of Toronto Quarterly , vol. 60 no. 1 1990; (p. 186-188)

— Review of Dissociation and Wholeness in Patrick White's Fiction Laurence Steven 1989 single work criticism
Patrick White and the Moral Imperative (or, Tolerating the Critics) Ron Shepherd , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1989; (p. 48-50)

— Review of Dissociation and Wholeness in Patrick White's Fiction Laurence Steven 1989 single work criticism
Patrick White and the Moral Imperative (or, Tolerating the Critics) Ron Shepherd , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1989; (p. 48-50)

— Review of Dissociation and Wholeness in Patrick White's Fiction Laurence Steven 1989 single work criticism
For "Leaves" Alone - Patrick White Revisited... Carolyn Bliss , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 76)

— Review of Dissociation and Wholeness in Patrick White's Fiction Laurence Steven 1989 single work criticism
Untitled Carolyn Bliss , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: MFS , Summer vol. 36 no. 2 1990; (p. 296-297)

— Review of Dissociation and Wholeness in Patrick White's Fiction Laurence Steven 1989 single work criticism
Untitled J. M. Reibetanz , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: University of Toronto Quarterly , vol. 60 no. 1 1990; (p. 186-188)

— Review of Dissociation and Wholeness in Patrick White's Fiction Laurence Steven 1989 single work criticism
Jack Lindsay, Patrick White, and Postcolonial Medievalism Nicholas Birns , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 41-54)
The Solid Mandala and Patrick White’s Late Modernity Nicholas Birns , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;
'This essay contends that the Australian novelist Patrick White (1912-1990) presents, in his novel The Solid Mandala (1966), a prototypical evocation of late modernity that indicates precisely why and how it was different from the neoliberal and postmodern era that succeeded it. Late modernity is currently emerging as a historical period, though still a nascent and contested one. Robert Hassan speaks of the 1950-1970 era as a period which, in its 'Fordist' mode of production maintained a certain conformity yet held off the commoditisation of later neoliberalism's 'network-driven capitalism'. This anchors the sense of 'late modernity,' that will operate in this essay, though my sense of the period also follows on definitions of the term established, in very different contexts, by Edward Lucie-Smith and Tyrus Miller.' (Author's introduction)
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