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  • Author:
    Patrick White
  • ISBN:
    0099324210
  • ISBN13:
    978-0099324218
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  • Publisher:
    Vintage Classics (November 16, 1995)
  • Pages:
    608 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Classics
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  • Rating:
    4.4
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    827
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I am in awe of Patrick White. His ruthless character descriptions - their foibles, fears and petty anxieties - no secrets or airs and graces are left unexposed. As with so much of Patrick's work, much trauma, not a lot of joy. The self-centred reaction of the children to the death of their father is one of the saddest moments encountered in literature - all the sadder as you can see the truth.

Patrick White was born in England in 1912. He was taken to Australia (where his father owned a sheep farm) when he was six months old, but educated in England, at Cheltenham College and King’s College, Cambridge. He settled in London, where he wrote several unpublished novels, then served in the RAF during the Second World War. He returned after the war to Australia, where he became the most considerable figure in modern Australian literature before being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973

Patrick White alty for giving too much too soon. But he owed it to her-to them. Bless you,’ he said, ‘Mother. He kissed the claw which had finally disentangled itself from his hair, and distinctly felt the sympathy streaming out towards him, the rapport he was establishing with the whole auditorium

The Eye of the Storm is the ninth published novel by the Australian novelist and 1973 Nobel Prize-winner, Patrick White.

The Eye of the Storm is the ninth published novel by the Australian novelist and 1973 Nobel Prize-winner, Patrick White. It tells the story of Elizabeth Hunter, the powerful matriarch of her family, who still maintains a destructive iron grip on those who come to say farewell to her in her final moments upon her deathbed.

Patrick White was 61 when The Eye of the storm was published, his mother Ruth had died six .

Patrick White was 61 when The Eye of the storm was published, his mother Ruth had died six years previously and the novel would appear to be some attempt at coming to terms with the difficult. Patrick White was born in England in 1912 and taken to Australia, where his father owned a sheep farm, when he was six months old. He was educated in England at Cheltenham college and King's College, Cambridge. He settled in London, where he wrote several unpublished novels, then served in the RAF during the war. He returned to Australia after the war.

Patrick White was a psychologically bottomless writer and in his merciless analysis of the family relationships in The Eye of. .

Patrick White was a psychologically bottomless writer and in his merciless analysis of the family relationships in The Eye of the Storm he is gloomily and colourfully sarcastic. Alas, no, hardly anybody has tackled it so at this stage I am free to interpret it any way I like and few but experts skulking in academia will be any the wiser.

One THE OLD woman's head was barely fretting against the pillow. Watch the trailer for The Eye of the Storm, the film adaption of the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick White, starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, and Judy Davis. She could have moaned slightly. What is it?' asked the nurse, advancing on her out of the shadow. The Eye Of The Storm: Movie Trailer. Praise for The Eye of the Storm. Every passage merits attention and gives satisfaction.

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From this simple scenario Patrick White unfurls a monumental exploration of the tides of love and hate, comedy and tragedy, impotence and and longing that fester within family relationships. In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, three nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth as her son and daughter convene at her deathbed. But, in death as in life, Elizabeth remains a destructive force on those who surround her. THE EYE OF THE STORM is a savage exploration of family relationships - and the sharp undercurrents of love and hate, comedy and tragedy, which define them.

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Elizabeth Hunter, an ex-socialite in her eighties, has a mystical experience during a summer storm in Sydney which transforms all her relationships: her existence becomes charged with a meaning which communicates itself to those around her. From this simple scenario Patrick White unfurls a monumental exploration of the tides of love and hate, comedy and tragedy, impotence and and longing that fester within family relationships.

White gold
I am in awe of Patrick White. His ruthless character descriptions - their foibles, fears and petty anxieties - no secrets or airs and graces are left unexposed. And his mastery of the English language - you have to be amused and astonished by a book which can encapsulate characters through their "silken ankles" or "silky testicles". As with so much of Patrick's work, much trauma, not a lot of joy. The self-centred reaction of the children to the death of their father is one of the saddest moments encountered in literature - all the sadder as you can see the truth. Brilliant.

That was the good - the bad news is that the Kindle version has some pages of the book out of order, which is very confusing and not up to Kindle's high standards. I have logged the details with Kindle and am informed this will be fixed and that the Kindle version is withdrawn from sale pending that resolution. Hopefully soon, as this book should be out there.
caster
The Eye of the Storm is a good book but not an easy read. The characters are well developed and each with their own challenges and flaws.
No one goes unscathed in this novel, not the mother whose beauty and wealth is legendary and used as a weapon against all in her life, nor her two children, who probably suffered the most, growing into self-absorbed and needy adults who will do almost anything to survive, even contemplate murder. While not necessarily a page turner the book has a number of interesting twists and turns.
Gralmeena
This incredible novel, first published in the early 70s, easily passes the test of time. The subtleties of imagery and character in the gathering around the deathbed of a wealthy old woman make one laugh and sigh in appreciation. The cook who performs the Tingeltangel for the old lady, the famous-actor son who throws his words to the "many-faced monster" of his audiences, the nurses, the daughter who just wants to be French please, not Australian--all are held in their gravitational orbits by the pull of the old woman's manipulative force and her wealth. Enjoy!
Rolling Flipper
This is a terribly mannered classic of Australian writing. It is a little hard to plow through because the language and the insights have dated terribly.
lucky kitten
Beautiful language, interesting descriptions, well defined personalities, but somewhat to much of that and in fact no story.
Rocky Basilisk
Very depressing
BlessСhild
Characterisation as only Patrick White can do them. I found this novel so interesting from start to finish. Captures life in Australia and its characters with marvellous accuracy. The story unfolds slowly and keeps you intent till the final page.
Difficult to read, but interesting. I didn't read this one quickly, but did get to the end of it. It kept my interest and the characters are fun to get to know.