Patrick White: Novelist as Prophet


  • George Watt


"Prophets with Honour"; " ... Yearning for Sainthood"; " ... Confessions of St Patrick", "Glabrous Shaman or Centennial Park's Very Own Sainl...?" - all extracts from journal titles about Patrick White, the very terms of which arc out of kilter with most definitions of literary modernism. According to popular perception in Academe, Western literature apparently ceased to bother about God, faith or transcendence after 1900. This is not true of White.