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Issue Details: First known date: 1941... 1941 The Living and the Dead
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Joe Rankin for his selflessness and Patience.
  • Epigraph: "Je te mets sous la garde...du monde moral' - Helvetius.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Routledge ,
      1941 .
      Extent: 383p.
      Reprinted: 1941
      Note/s:
      • First published in July 1941.
    • Toronto, Ontario,
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      Canada,
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      Americas,
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      Macmillan ,
      1941 .
      Extent: 383p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Viking ,
      1941 .
      Extent: 383p.
      Note/s:
      • First published in February 1941. Published on the same day in the Dominion of Canada by Macmillan Co. of Canada Ltd. (Verso)
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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      Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin ,
      1967 .
      Extent: 358p.
      Reprinted: 1974 Australian issue. , 1975 , 1977 , 1983 , 1992 , 1974
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      AMS Press ,
      1979 .
      Extent: 383p.
      ISBN: 0404152406
    • London,
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      Vintage ,
      1994 .
      Extent: 368p.
      ISBN: 0099324318
Alternative title: Zywi I Umarli
Language: Polish

Works about this Work

The Boredom and Futility of War in Patrick White's Fiction Annalisa Pes , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , April no. 15 2016; (p. 65-73)
This article investigates the representation of war in terms of uselessness and waste in the fiction of Patrick White, with a particular emphasis on the short story “After Alep”, written in 1945 when the writer was enrolled in the RAF as an Intelligence Officer. By analysing the story in the light of White’s approach to the war as to “the most horrifying and wasteful period” of his life (Marr 1992: 493), the article attempts to demonstrate how the narrative devices used by White contribute to demythologize the rhetoric of the war and of war heroes in a way that may be instrumental in conveying a message of peace out of the ultimate sense of futility transmitted by any war.
Abjection and Compassion : Affective Corporeality in Patrick White's Fiction Bridget Grogan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Literary Studies , September vol. 28 no. 3 2012; (p. 93-115)
This article argues that the seemingly disparate affective and corporeal sensations of abjection and compassion significantly inform the fiction of Australian modernist, Patrick White. Focusing in particular on White's early novel The Living and the Dead ([1941]1977), a work often sidelined in critical discussions of his writing, it maintains that the dialectical tension between abjection and compassion that fascinates White informs his representations (and troubling) of subjectivity from the beginning of his oeuvre. Accordingly, the article identifies the importance of corporeality within White's fiction, an aspect of his work that has often been occluded within critical readings committed to his transcendentalism. With particular reference to Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection and various recent theoretical conceptions of affect, it suggests that White's characters' sublime, recurring and transient forfeitures of identity may be profoundly imbricated with their surrender to - as opposed to their transcendence of - embodiment. Finally, the article argues that White's persistent elaboration of affect as corporeal suggests a physicality of literature that evokes the reader's own embodied sense of compassion. Altogether, the article explores the ways in which White's fiction reclaims a focus on corporeality that he perceived as lost to an inherently narcissistic modern consciousness (Author's abstract).
Utopianism in Patrick White's The Living and the Dead Robyn Walton , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cercles , no. 26 2012; (p. 57-72)
Portrait Emerges of White the Artist as a Young Man Michael Heyward , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 August 2012; (p. 15)
y separately published work icon The God-Shaped Hole : Responding to the Good News in Australia Veronica Brady , Adelaide : ATF Press , 2008 Z1533434 2008 selected work criticism This book brings together a selection of Veronica Brady's critical addresses arguing that there are novels and poems that bear witness to the mystery of 'God' or an 'Other' who speaks through others.
Patrick White's Second Novel Ray Williams , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: The Realist , Summer no. 17 1964; (p. 35)

— Review of The Living and the Dead Patrick White , 1941 single work novel
[Review] The Tree of Man [and] The Living and the Dead Charles Osborne , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: The London Magazine , February vol. 2 no. 11 1963; (p. 85-87)

— Review of The Tree of Man Patrick White , 1955 single work novel ; The Living and the Dead Patrick White , 1941 single work novel
[Review] The Living and the Dead Vance Adair , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die 2006; (p. 416)

— Review of The Living and the Dead Patrick White , 1941 single work novel
Patrick White Refuses His Soup 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 October vol. 62 no. 3219 1941; (p. 2)

— Review of The Living and the Dead Patrick White , 1941 single work novel
[Review] The Living and the Dead 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 5 July 1941; (p. 321)

— Review of The Living and the Dead Patrick White , 1941 single work novel
Mandala Symbolism in the Novels of Patrick White Shaik Samad , 1995-1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 7 no. 1 1995-1996; (p. 117-123)
Back to the Abyss : Patrick White's Early Novels A. P. Riemer , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 47 no. 4 1987; (p. 347-369)
Abyssinia Lost and Regained Manfred Mackenzie , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: Essays in Criticism , July vol. 13 no. 3 1963; (p. 292-300)
y separately published work icon The God-Shaped Hole : Responding to the Good News in Australia Veronica Brady , Adelaide : ATF Press , 2008 Z1533434 2008 selected work criticism This book brings together a selection of Veronica Brady's critical addresses arguing that there are novels and poems that bear witness to the mystery of 'God' or an 'Other' who speaks through others.
The Influence of French Literature on Patrick White's 'The Living and the Dead' J. S. Ryan , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: The French-Australian Cultural Connection : Papers from a Symposium Held at the University of New South Wales, 16-17 September 1983 1984; (p. 148-159)
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