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The Vivisector (Modern Classics)

Patrick White

The Vivisector (Modern Classics)

by Patrick White

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages624
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7346266M
ISBN 100140036938
ISBN 109780140036930

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. The first part of the book is about Hurt's childhood, and I found White's vision of the world through the eyes of an unusual child to be mesmerizing. The remainder of the book, from Hurt's early adulthood to old age, segments his life into his artistic periods (or visions)/5(9).

  Fiction – paperback; Penguin; pages; First published in , The Vivisector by Patrick White details the life of Hurtle Duffield, an Australian artist, from a four-year-old up until his death as an elderly man living as a recluse in Sydney with Rhoda, his hunch-backed step-sister. A clever, all-knowing kind of boy, Hurtle shows early signs of creativity, drawing on walls and being. In response to his biography, Australian novelist Patrick White said, ‘I think this book should be called The Monster of All Time. But I am a monster ’ He was notoriously unreserved in his exploration of humanity’s inner demons, most notably in his epic and uncompromising novel, The cling the life of egotistic painter, Hurtle Duffield, it explores the link between Author: Culture Trip.

Join J. M. Coetzee and Thomas Keneally in rediscovering Nobel Laureate Patrick WhiteHurtle Duffield, a painter, coldly dissects the weaknesses of any and all who enter his circle. His sister's deformity, a grocer's moonlight indiscretion, the pass. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.


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In The Vivisector, White offers for our consideration the painter Hurtle Duffield. The novel mirrors the artist's personality: alternately selfish and altruistic, brilliant and brusque, venomous, tender, coarse, cold, amusing and passionate and without passion.

As the novel begins and ends, so does Duffield, /5. Product details Series: Penguin Classics Paperback: pages Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (Janu ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: x x inches Shipping Weight: ounces (View shipping rates and policies) /5(29).

Hardcover: pages Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition edition (July 8, ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 inches Shipping Weight: pounds Customer Reviews: out of 5 stars /5(29).

About The Vivisector. The Vivisector book Join J. Coetzee and Thomas Keneally in rediscovering Nobel Laureate Patrick White Hurtle Duffield, a painter, coldly dissects the weaknesses of any and all who enter his circle.

His sister’s deformity, a grocer’s moonlight indiscretion, the passionate illusions of the women who love him-all are used as fodder for his art. Several times throughout the novel, the narrator addresses Duffield directly, for example on page 49 (“You would have As his parents discuss exchanging Hurtle for pounds, the narrator says “Mothers and fathers, whoever they were, In a reappraisal of Patrick White for the Times Literary 4/4(4).

The Vivisector. Hurtle Duffield 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.

After giving the book an "A" rating, he wrote that The Vivisector is a "masterpiece" and that "Almost every sentence of The Vivisector has this scalpel-like quality, recasting the world's surface to show how Duffield will render it in paint." The book was also shortlisted for the "Lost Man Booker Prize" of (which was dubbed as such because.

"Patrick White's new novel The Vivisector unfortunately does miss, though in the biggest possible way. () Finally, and most decisively, the author is the most ambitious writer in the world: it is hard not to admire the aggressive strength with which he attempts to.

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Complete summary of Patrick White's The Vivisector. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Vivisector. The Vivisector by Patrick White,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

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/5(5).

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.

"The Vivisector" is an exceptional novel about art, sitting in the very front rank of literature. It is a difficult, bitter, at moments nasty novel concerned not with prettiness, but unflattering truth. This is not a comfortable read/5(25). Shadow of the Vivisector book.

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"The Vivisector" is an exceptional novel about art, sitting in the very front rank of literature. It is a difficult, bitter, at moments nasty novel concerned not with prettiness, but unflattering truth. This is not a comfortable read/5(24). Read "The Vivisector" by Patrick White available from Rakuten Kobo.

Join J. Coetzee and Thomas Keneally in rediscovering Nobel Laureate Patrick White Hurtle Duffield, a painter, coldly Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. Buy The Vivisector by Patrick White () from Boomerang Books, Australia's Online Independent Bookstore.

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.The men and women who court him during his long life are, above all, the victims of his art.

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