Patrick White

November 5, 2006

Nobel Prize of Literature winner Patrick White demanded that his private papers would be destroyed. But his agent eventually sold them to the National Library of Australia. The papers are said to be of an immeasurable importance.

The author of Tree of Man, Voss and Riders in the Chariot passed away in 1990. He was born in London (1912) but as a child moved to Sydney.

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One Response to “Patrick White”

  1. Now this is intriguing, why did he demand that his private papers be destryed? Why did his agent sell them?

    Who decided that the papers were of immeasurable importance and why didn’t the author have the final say regarding his own words?

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