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Issue Details: First known date: 1961... 1961 Riders in the Chariot
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'Through the crumbling ruins of the once splendid Xanadu, Miss Hare wanders, half-mad. In the wilderness she stumbles upon an Aboriginal artist and a Jewish refugee. They place themselves in the care of a local washerwoman. In a world of pervasive evil, all four have been independently damaged and discarded. Now in one shared vision they find themselves bound together, understanding the possibility of redemption.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Vintage ed.).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Klari Daniel and Ben Huebsch
  • Epigraph: Excerpt from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 'A Memorable Fancy', plates 12-13.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Viking ,
      1961 .
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      Extent: 532p.
      Reprinted: 1974
      Note/s:
      • Published in October 1961.
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin ,
      1961 .
      Extent: 492p.
      Note/s:
      • Reprinted eight times by 1992 with an 'Australian Issue' in 1974.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Eyre and Spottiswoode ,
      1961 .
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      Extent: 552p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 26 October 1961.
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin ,
      1964 .
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      Extent: 491p.
      ISBN: 014002185X (pbk.)
      Series: Penguin Modern Classics series - publisher
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Avon Books ,
      1975 .
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      Extent: 542p.
      ISBN: 0380004674
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Jonathan Cape ,
      1976 .
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      Extent: 552p.
      ISBN: 0224011928
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1993 .
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      Extent: 496p.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 1993
      ISBN: 9780140186345
      Series: Penguin Classics Penguin Books (publisher), series - publisher
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Vintage UK ,
      1994 .
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      Extent: 552p.
      Reprinted: 1996
      ISBN: 0099323915
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      The New York Review of Books ,
      2002 .
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      Extent: x, 643 p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by David Malouf.
      ISBN: 1590170024
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Australia , 2011 .
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      Extent: 560p.p.
      ISBN: 9781446434987 (bk), 9780099323914 (pbk)
      Series: y separately published work icon Australian Vintage Classics North Sydney : Vintage Australia , 2008- Z1484482 2008 series - publisher
Alternative title: De frya utkorade
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
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      Sweden,
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      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
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      Bonniers ,
      1964 .
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      Extent: 520p.
      Reprinted: 1973

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y separately published work icon Packing Death in Australian Literature : Ecocides and Eco-Sides Iris Ralph , London : Routledge , 2020 19932417 2020 multi chapter work criticism

'Packing Death in Australian Literature: Ecocides and Eco-Sides addresses Australian Literature from ecocritical, animal studies, plant studies, indigenous studies, and posthumanist critical perspectives. The book’s main purpose is twofold: to bring more sustained attention to environmental, vegetal, and animal rights issues, past and present, and to do that from within the discipline of literary studies. Literary studies in Australia continue to reflect disinterest or not enough interest in critical engagements with the subjects of Australia’s oldest extant environments and other beings beside humans.

'Packing Death in Australian Literature: Ecocides and Eco-Sides foregrounds the vegetal and nonhuman animal populations and contours of Australian Literature. Critical studies relied on in Packing Death in Australian Literature: Ecocides and Eco-Sides include books by Simon C. Estok, Bill Gammage, Timothy Morton, Bruce Pascoe, Val Plumwood, Kate Rigby, John Ryan, Wendy Wheeler, Cary Wolfe, and Robert Zeller. The selected literary texts include work by Merlinda Bobis, Eric Yoshiaki Dando, Nugi Garimara, Francesca Rendle-Short, Patrick White, and Evie Wyld.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

The Infinite in Everything : Patrick White’s Riders in the Chariot Mireille Juchau , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , July 2018;

'During my childhood in Castle Hill, a western Sydney suburb of housing developments, colonial weatherboards and bush blocks, I walked each week from school to piano lessons. The route took me down Showground Road where Patrick White and his partner Manoly bought six acres and a bungalow—‘a bit of Strathfield in a paddock’—in 1948. They named their house Dogwoods, and lived there for eighteen years.' (Introduction)

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.
"Reclaiming the Rubbish" : Outcasts, Transformation and the Topos of the Painter/Seer in the Work of Patrick White and David Malouf Michael Ackland , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , no. 16 2016; (p. 27-36)

Settled by white convicts and often by people with few prospects in the Old World, Australia was sometimes thought of negatively as a dumping ground of miscreants and ne’er-do-wells. This paper traces how, post-war, this perception was challenged in the fiction of Patrick White and David Malouf, which depicts local versions of the outcast artist in actual rubbish dumps and the creative, regenerative transformations that can occur there.

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Worlding Options : Conflation of Personal and Physical Space in Patrick White’s Novels 2015 single work
— Appears in: Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities , September-December vol. 7 no. 3 2015;
'Great texts that have accrued literary renown over the years and across space, time and genre, are those that are able to project universal sentiments. But simultaneously these texts feature a conscious engagement with the constituent space(s) that are unique to their creation or generation. Every text, then, as it naturally appears, has its singular framework or modality of engagement(s) with space. This article seeks to illustrate how Australian novelist Patrick White’s novels enshrine philosophical, and sometimes metaphysical explorations of the nature of spatiality that the self has to contend with as an unavoidable burden of living itself and clarify the singular, pivotal role that spatiality plays in determining individual responses to specific situations and decision-making processes.' (Publication summary)
Fiction Chronicle Harry Payne Heseltine , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , December vol. 20 no. 4 1961; (p. 474-491)

— Review of Riders in the Chariot Patrick White , 1961 single work novel
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— Appears in: Nation , 21 October 1961; (p. 21-2)

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— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November vol. 1 no. 1 1961; (p. 1-3)

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[Review] Riders in the Chariot 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Commonweal , 24 November no. 75 1961; (p. 235)

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— Appears in: New Statesman , 3 November no. 62 1961; (p. 653)

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Imagery and Structure in Patrick White's Novels Karin Hansson , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Breaking Circles 1991; (p. 175-181)
Patrick White and the Aesthetics of Death Noel Macainsh , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 15 no. 2 1987; (p. 2-14) The Pathos of Distance 1992; (p. 290-303)
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)
Patrick White: An International Perspective John Colmer , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Breaking Circles 1991; (p. 182-196)
God, History, and Patrick White Veronica Brady , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 19 no. 2 2005; (p. 172-176)
Examines Patrick White's treatment of theology and its role in post-World War II Australian life.
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