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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Patrick White's Fiction : The Paradox of Fortunate Failure
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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)
Untitled Thomas L. Warren , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , March vol. 1 no. 1 1987; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Patrick White's Fiction : The Paradox of Fortunate Failure Carolyn Bliss , 1986 single work criticism
Untitled John Beston , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Choice (US) , December 1986; (p. 622)

— Review of Patrick White's Fiction : The Paradox of Fortunate Failure Carolyn Bliss , 1986 single work criticism
Fortunate Failure but One Aspect of White's Fictional Concerns Veronica Sen , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 December 1986; (p. B5)

— Review of Patrick White's Fiction : The Paradox of Fortunate Failure Carolyn Bliss , 1986 single work criticism
Fortunate Failure but One Aspect of White's Fictional Concerns Veronica Sen , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 December 1986; (p. B5)

— Review of Patrick White's Fiction : The Paradox of Fortunate Failure Carolyn Bliss , 1986 single work criticism
Untitled John Beston , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Choice (US) , December 1986; (p. 622)

— Review of Patrick White's Fiction : The Paradox of Fortunate Failure Carolyn Bliss , 1986 single work criticism
Untitled Thomas L. Warren , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , March vol. 1 no. 1 1987; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Patrick White's Fiction : The Paradox of Fortunate Failure Carolyn Bliss , 1986 single work criticism
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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