Cynthia Vanden Driesen

Writing the Nation

Patrick White and the Indigene

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Edité par Cynthia Vanden Driesen
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Association de Boccard

The time for new approaches to White’s work is overdue. Central to the present study are Edward Said’s ideas about the role of the intellectual (and the writer) – of speaking “truth to power,” and also the importance of tracing the “affiliations” of a text and its embeddedness in the world. This approach is not incompatible with Jung’s theory of the ‘great’ artist and his capacity to answer the deep-seated psychic needs of his people. White’s work has contributed in many different ways to the ...