White, Patrick, 1912-1990

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1912-05-28
Death 1990-09-30
Australians
English

Biographical notes:

Author and winner of Nobel Prize for Literature. See Who's who in Australia 1988, pp. 926-7.

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Sydney, N.S.W. to Dr George Chandler, Canberra, A.C.T. 1977. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225829845

From the description of Letters to Janice Kenny [manuscript]. 1977-1978. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225831588

Alice Halmagyi was Patrick White's doctor and friend.

From the description of Letters of Patrick White to Alice Halmagyi [manuscript]. 1961-1973. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225840496

Max Harris, Adelaide poet, writer, publisher and bookseller.

From the description of Letters of Patrick White to Max Harris, 1960-1961 [manuscript]. 1960-1961. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225433037

Elizabeth Falkenberg, daughter of a Scottish mother and German father, was an admirer of Patrick White who lived in Hamburg, Germany. She translated White's work. She visited Australia twice to see Patrick White.

From the description of Letters written by Patrick White to Elizabeth Falkenberg [manuscript]. 1976-1990. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225843989

Novelist and playwright.

From the description of Patrick White manuscript collection. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 220426625

Born in England in 1912, Patrick White became Australia's first Nobel Laureate in Literature. White published 12 novels and nearly 30 short stories during his lifetime, together with a modest number of poems. His great novels, from The aunt's story (1948) to Memoirs of many in one (1986), were written steadily over a period of almost 40 years. His dozen produced dramatic works were written in two distinct periods of activity: from The ham funeral in 1947 to A cheery soul in 1962, and then again from Big toys in 1977 to Shepherd on the rocks in 1987. He published a number of essays, especially in his later years when he became a reluctant activist for the preservation of Centennial Park and other green spaces, for indigenous rights, for an Australian Republic and against nuclear arms. He also published a 1981 autobiography, Flaws in the glass. He was a prolific correspondent, with a selection of his thousands of known letters appearing in David Marr's 1994 publication, Patrick White: letters. White died in 1990. His lifelong partner, Manoly Lascaris, survived him for 13 years, dying in 2003.

From the description of Briefcase belonging to Patrick White [realia]. [193-?] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 271803196

From the description of Letters from Patrick White to Boswell Brown and Kathleen, 1962-1963 [manuscript]. [1962-1963] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 277150394

Australian writer, winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1973. White gave his draft to an anti-apartheid institution in South Africa as a fund-raising contribution and in June 1991 the National Library of Australia was notified that it was to be auctioned. The work was published in 1986.

From the description of Memoirs of many in one [manuscript]. [1984 or 1985] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225809719

Stage, film and television actress. Born in Melbourne in 1913. Left for London in 1934 where Browne established herself as an actress in West End theatres including the Old Vic. Theatre. Her films include T̀heatre of blood', T̀he Roman spring of Mrs Stone' and T̀he killing of Sister George'. Browne married Vincent Price in 1974. She died in Los Angeles on 29 May 1991. The donor, Vincent Price, is also an actor.

From the description of Letters of Patrick White written to Coral Browne [manuscript]. 1986-1990. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225839572

Born in England in 1912, Patrick White became Australia's first Nobel Laureate in literature. White published 12 novels and nearly 30 short stories during his lifetime, together with a modest number of poems. His great novels, from The aunt's story (1948) to Memoirs of many in one (1986), were written steadily over a period of almost 40 years. His dozen dramatic works were written in two distinct periods of activity: from The ham funeral in 1947 to A cheery soul in 1962, and then again from Big toys in 1977 to Shepherd on the rocks in 1987. White published a number of essays, especially in his later years when he became a reluctant activist for the preservation of Centennial Park and other green spaces, for indigenous rights, for an Australian republic and against nuclear arms. He also published a 1981 autobiography, Flaws in the glass. He was a prolific correspondent, with a selection of his thousands of known letters appearing in David Marr's 1994 publication, Patrick White: letters. White died in 1990. His lifelong partner, Manoly Lascaris, survived him for 13 years, dying in 2003.

From the description of Letter of Patrick White written to Neville Wran, 1982 July 2 [manuscript]. [1982] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 499259053

Teacher, writer and editor in the field of literature and medicine; American editor of the Virginia Woolf letters.

From the description of Letter to Joanne Trautmann Banks, 1983 Oct. 1 [manuscript]. 1983. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 224974971

Born in England in 1912 Patrick White became Australia's first Nobel Laureate in Literature. White published 12 novels and nearly 30 short stories during his lifetime, together with a modest number of poems. His great novels - from The aunt's story (1948) to Memoirs of many in one (1986) - were written steadily over a period of almost 40 years. His dozen produced dramatic works were written in two distinct periods of activity - from The ham funeral in 1947 to A cheery soul in 1962, and then again from Big toys in 1977 to Shepherd on the rocks in 1987. He published a number of essays, especially in his later years when he became a reluctant activist for the preservation of Centennial Park and other green spaces, for indigenous rights, for an Australian Republic and against nuclear arms. He also published a 1981 autobiography, Flaws in the glass. He was a prolific correspondent, with a selection of his thousands of known letters appearing in David Marr's 1994 Patrick White: Letters. White died in 1990. His lifelong partner, Manoly Lascaris, survived him for 13 years, dying in 2003.

From the description of Papers of Patrick White, 1930-2002 [manuscript]. 1930-2002. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225365335

Patrick White was born in London of Australian parents. He spent time in Australia and London as a youth, wrote and studied literature at Cambridge, and was commissioned as an Air Force intelligence officer in World War II. He wrote novels, poetry, plays, and an autobiography, and was the first Australian to be awarded a Nobel prize for literature.

From the description of Patrick White letter and papers, 1930-1971. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50564377

Juliet O'Hea worked for Curtis Brown from 1929 until her retirement in 1975. She was the literary agent of Patrick White. O'Hea continued to correspond with White after her retirement until White's death in 1990.

From the description of Letters of Patrick White to Juliet O'Hea [manuscript]. 1975-1990. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225840563

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