The Vivisector

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Publisher Description

Join J. M. 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. It is only when Hurtle meets an egocentric adolescent whom he sees as his spiritual child does he experience a deeper, more treacherous emotion in this tour de force of sexual and psychological menace that sheds brutally honest light on the creative experience.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1970
July 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
640
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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The Vivisector

Complex, sense, poetic, The Vivisector is a novel about an artist's life. An outsider, Hurtle is both genius and anti-hero, a painter who ultimately commands high prices yet never finds love or satisfaction. the language of the book is often cryptic, beautiful, difficult, arcane, and acrobatic. White's work here is truly important though this novel is one many may not have read.

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