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Issue Details: First known date: 1968... 1968 Five-Twenty
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The Decorative Voice of Hidden, Secret Flesh: Corporeal Dynamics in Patrick White’s Fiction Bridget Grogan , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Literary Studies , vol. 30 no. 2 2014; (p. 1-19)
'With reference to Roland Barthes’s and Julia Kristeva’s observations on the bodily origins of language, this article argues that physicality is an important aspect, both thematically and stylistically, of the fiction of Australian Nobel prizewinner, Patrick White. Kristeva’s theory of the “symbolic” and “semiotic” aspects of signification, developed in her book Revolution in Poetic Language (1984), informs the argument that White’s writing emphasises a dualism of rationality and physicality at work within language and literature. Taking Kristeva’s observation that the “semiotic” or bodily aspect of language – evident in asymbolic poetic effects such as rhythm and rhyme – is comparable to music, the article explores White’s interest in music as expressed within his fiction. It argues, accordingly, that White’s frequent descriptions of music function as metatextual elements within his writing that draw attention to the materiality of language, the poetic dimension of his prose, and his association of representation with corporeality. Finally, in a reading of the short story “Five-Twenty”, from the collection The Cockatoos ([1974]1979), White’s interest in corporeal markings – which emphasise signification as bodily and corporeality as a language – is explored.' (Publication summary)
Nature, Man and the Tragic Sensibility in Patrick White's The Cockatoos Tathagata Das , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Academia : An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory , July vol. 3 no. 3 2014; (p. 73-77)
'Patrick White, the first and only Australian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature has to his credit a number of works of long fiction in which he has delved into the various aspects of human relationships. This paper, however, will focus on White’s collection of shorter fiction, The Cockatoos where he has dealt with the themes of the interactions of man and nature. The focus will be on three short stories in this collection, “A Woman’s Hand”, “Five Twenty” and “The Cockatoos” in which the writer has shown the tragic consequences of man’s interactions with nature and his fellow human beings in spite of their best intentions.' (Publication abstract)
Austerities and Epiphanies: A Note on Fantasy and Repression in Patrick White's "Five-Twenty" Lee Spinks , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 40 no. 1 1995; (p. 39-44)
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
Austerities and Epiphanies: A Note on Fantasy and Repression in Patrick White's "Five-Twenty" Lee Spinks , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 40 no. 1 1995; (p. 39-44)
The Decorative Voice of Hidden, Secret Flesh: Corporeal Dynamics in Patrick White’s Fiction Bridget Grogan , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Literary Studies , vol. 30 no. 2 2014; (p. 1-19)
'With reference to Roland Barthes’s and Julia Kristeva’s observations on the bodily origins of language, this article argues that physicality is an important aspect, both thematically and stylistically, of the fiction of Australian Nobel prizewinner, Patrick White. Kristeva’s theory of the “symbolic” and “semiotic” aspects of signification, developed in her book Revolution in Poetic Language (1984), informs the argument that White’s writing emphasises a dualism of rationality and physicality at work within language and literature. Taking Kristeva’s observation that the “semiotic” or bodily aspect of language – evident in asymbolic poetic effects such as rhythm and rhyme – is comparable to music, the article explores White’s interest in music as expressed within his fiction. It argues, accordingly, that White’s frequent descriptions of music function as metatextual elements within his writing that draw attention to the materiality of language, the poetic dimension of his prose, and his association of representation with corporeality. Finally, in a reading of the short story “Five-Twenty”, from the collection The Cockatoos ([1974]1979), White’s interest in corporeal markings – which emphasise signification as bodily and corporeality as a language – is explored.' (Publication summary)
Nature, Man and the Tragic Sensibility in Patrick White's The Cockatoos Tathagata Das , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Academia : An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory , July vol. 3 no. 3 2014; (p. 73-77)
'Patrick White, the first and only Australian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature has to his credit a number of works of long fiction in which he has delved into the various aspects of human relationships. This paper, however, will focus on White’s collection of shorter fiction, The Cockatoos where he has dealt with the themes of the interactions of man and nature. The focus will be on three short stories in this collection, “A Woman’s Hand”, “Five Twenty” and “The Cockatoos” in which the writer has shown the tragic consequences of man’s interactions with nature and his fellow human beings in spite of their best intentions.' (Publication abstract)
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