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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Patrick White : (Auto) Biography - A Veiled Confession?
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'...White's recourse to two particular autobiographical labels and modes (self-portrait and memoir) requires an appreciation of the complexity of these various models of life writing. In this essay, however, I shall be primarily concerned with White's technology of foreclosure of the confessional option.' (From author's introduction)


  • Epigraph: Those who saw the man revealed in his fiction knew how clearly he recognized his own deep flaws. Now the time had come for confession without the disguises of fiction, and he went about it with a will - all the more to satisfy himself that he was not blowing his own trumpet. - David Marr, Patrick White A Life

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    y separately published work icon Antipodes vol. 26 no. 1 June 2012 Z1875676 2012 periodical issue 2012 pg. 19-25
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