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Issue Details: First known date: 1966... 1966 The Solid Mandala
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Gwen and David Moore.
  • Epigraph: 'There is another world, but it is in this one.' - Paul Eluard 'It is not outside, it is inside: wholly within.' - Meister Eckhart '. . . yet still I long for my twin in the sun . . .' - Patrick Anderson 'It was an old and rather poor church, many of the ikons were without settings, but such churches are the best for praying in.' - Dostoevsky

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • 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 ,
      1966 .
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      Extent: 317p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 12 May 1966.
    • 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 ,
      1966 .
      Extent: 309p.
      Reprinted: 1973
      Note/s:
      • Published February 1966.
    • 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 ,
      1969 .
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      Extent: 316p.
      Note/s:
      • Reprinted nine times by 1993 with Australian issues in 1972 and 1974 and 1981.
    • 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 .
      Extent: 312p.
      ISBN: 0380003759
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1983 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 25 August 1983
      ISBN: 9780140029758
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1994 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 February 1994
      ISBN: 9780140186338
      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 ,
      1995 .
      Extent: 316p.
      ISBN: 0099324415
Alternative title: Wezel
Language: Polish

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Works about this Work

Patrick White, The Solid Mandala J. M. Coetzee , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Late Essays 2006-2017 2017; (p. 234)
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)
Günter Grass's Blechtrommel and Patrick White's Solid Mandala Rodney Stenning Edgecombe , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 28 no. 2 2014; (p. 509-512)
'Edgecombe examines the novels Solid Mandala by Patrick White and Blechtrommel by Gunter Grass. He argues that Arthur's dance in Solid Mandala has been inspired by Die Blechtrommel, a novel that most emphatically does mix the documentary and the fantastical. He shares that White has borrowed the procedure but managed to escape its consequences.' (Publication summary)
The Zany Fool? Representations in Raja Rao's The Cat and Shakespeare and Patrick White's The Solid Mandala Krishna Barua , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White : Critical Issues 2014;
The Androgyne Factor: The Ambiguity of Existence in Patrick White's The Solid Mandala and The Twyborn Affair Krishna Barua , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White : Critical Issues 2014;
[Review] Collected Poems 1930-1965 [and] The Solid Mandala Maurice Dunlevy , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 December 1966; (p. 10)

— Review of Collected Poems 1930-1965 A. D. Hope , 1966 selected work poetry ; The Solid Mandala Patrick White , 1966 single work novel
Recent Novels John McLaren , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 34 1966; (p. 49-50)

— Review of The Slow Natives Thea Astley , 1965 single work novel ; Trap : A Novel Peter Mathers , 1966 single work novel ; The Solid Mandala Patrick White , 1966 single work novel ; Big Red : A Novel Leslie Haylen , 1965 single work novel
[Review] The Solid Mandala 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Newsweek , 14 February 1966; (p. 58)

— Review of The Solid Mandala Patrick White , 1966 single work novel
[Review] The Solid Mandala 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 9 June 1966; (p. 509)

— Review of The Solid Mandala Patrick White , 1966 single work novel
The Shaman of Sarsaparilla 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Time , 11 February 1966; (p. 58)

— Review of The Solid Mandala Patrick White , 1966 single work novel
Imagery and Structure in Patrick White's Novels Karin Hansson , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Breaking Circles 1991; (p. 175-181)
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)
The Dancing Prankster or the Enlightened Seer? Raja Rao's The Cat and Shakespeare and Patrick White's The Solid Mandala Krishna Barua , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Towards a Transcultural Future : Literature and Society in a 'Post'-Colonial World [1] 2004;
Terpsichorean Moments in Patrick White's The Solid Mandala and Hal Porter's The Tilted Cross Melinda Rose Jewell , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 4 no. 2005; (p. 35-47)
Discusses the importance of 'choreographic moments' in the two novels, focusing 'specifically on the acts of dance portrayed in the texts, discussing the movements performed and the characteristics of the dancers performing.'
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