The Vivisector

The Vivisector

17 Audio CDs Included

by Patrick White

CD-Audio Publication Date: 01/07/2019

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Winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize, The Vivisector chronicles the life of egotistic painter, Hurtle Duffield, exploring the relationship between art and the artist.

Hurtle Duffield, a painter, is incapable of loving anything except what he paints. The men and women who court him during his long life are, above all, the victims of his art. He is the vivisector, dissecting their weaknesses with cruel precision: his sister's deformity, a grocer's moonlight indiscretion, and the passionate illusions of his mistress Hero Pavloussi.

It is only when Hurtle meets an egocentric adolescent whom he sees as his spiritual child does he experience a deeper, more treacherous emotion in this tour de force of sexual and psychological menace that sheds brutally honest light on the creative experience.

ISBN:
9780655610922
9780655610922
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
01-07-2019
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
17
Dimensions (mm):
134x146mm
Weight:
0.43kg

"The Vivisector marks an important milestone in White's long and fruitful writing career, as well as in Australian and international literature."
The Culture Trip

Patrick White

Patrick Victor Martindale White (28 May 1912 – 30 September 1990) was an Australian writer who is widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century.

From 1935 to his death, he published 12 novels, three short-story collections and eight plays.

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