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'This reviewer has the unfashionable opinion, at present, that Patrick White, like Henry James, was a novelist and short story writer of genius who had an unfortunate obsession with the stage. In the 1960s, the nascent Adelaide Festival produced the one play of his that deserves repetition, The Season at Sarsaparilla (1962)Its success motivated him to write another couple, one of which was A Cheery Soul, which John Sumner directed for the Union Theatre Repertory Company in 1963. More unfortunately, towards the end of his career, he was encouraged to write plays of an increasingly third-rate standard, which diverted him from what could have been his final masterpiece, the novel The Hanging Garden.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review ABR no. 407 December 2018 15325148 2018 periodical issue

    'Welcome to the December issue of ABR! Highlights include:

    • Books of the Year: 34 critics and authors, including Michelle de Kretser, Fiona Wright, Beejay Silcox, Gregory Day, and Gideon Haigh, nominate their favourite books of 2018.
    • Review of the Month: Glyn Davis on David Marr’s new collection of speeches, essays, and stories, My Country.
    • Peter Goldsworthy lauds the Collected Poems of Les Murray.
    • Professor Joy Damousi on the controversial vetoing of eleven ARC grants, and brief statements from a further thirteen academics.
    • Andrea Goldsmith’s tribute to her late partner and poet Dorothy Porter.'

    2018
    pg. 68-69
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