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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
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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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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      Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin ,
      1969 .
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      Extent: 316p.
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      • Reprinted nine times by 1993 with Australian issues in 1972 and 1974 and 1981.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Avon Books ,
      1975 .
      Extent: 312p.
      ISBN: 0380003759
    • London,
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      Jonathan Cape ,
      1976 .
      Extent: 317p.
    • 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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      Vintage ,
      1995 .
      Extent: 316p.
      ISBN: 0099324415
Alternative title: Wezel
Language: Polish

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 Myth of Patrick White’s Anti-Suburbanism Nathanael O'Reilly , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White Centenary : The Legacy of a Prodigal Son 2014; (p. 98-109)
‘Any detailed examination of suburbia in the Australian novel must address the work of White, who published two novels in the 1960s that arc widely considered classic examples of anti-suburbanism in Australian literature: Riders in the Chariot (1961) and The Solid Mandala (1966). This essay is based broadly on my research for my recent book regarding Patrick White's engagement with suburbia: Exploring Suburbia: The Suburbs in the Contemporary Australian Novel (2012). However, where the book focuses on The Solid Mandala, in this chapter, the focus is solely on Riders in the Chariot. The invitation to present this segment at the Conference enabled me to test my research directly on an international group of specialists in White studies through this discussion. (The book itself was also launched in India, at the Centenary conference in I lydcrabad in November 2012). ’ (Introduction)
“Splintering and Coalescing” : Language and the Sacred in Patrick White’s Novels Lyn McCredden , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White Centenary : The Legacy of a Prodigal Son 2014; (p. 43-62)
‘In the years directly after World War Two, novelist Patrick White confronted a series of thresholds. Each one would take him further into his vocation as a writer of astounding, dense, haunting novels. The young Patrick White did not, of course, know this at the time. He first needed to cross the world, returning from his beloved London to become an Australian again. He had to begin writing about Australia, about being Australian, but not just this. He began to seek ways of writing about how meaning is made, in Australia and beyond; and how meaning is made alone, and in community. This struggle to make and unmake meaning, it will be argued, is a languaged, sacred struggle. ’ (Introduction)
[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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