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Title: Coincidence or Analogue? - Patrick White's "Prufrock"
Contributor(s): Ryan, John S  (author)
Publication Date: 1999
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Abstract: Many readers have found Patrick White's second published novel, the very English 'The Living and the Dead' (1941:rpt. 1962), to be peculiarly unsatisfactory. There are several reasons for this, including its perhaps excessive debts to French literature, the particular period of its gestation - the years between Munich and the Second World War - and the strong politico-social conscience of that time. Another is the often ignored fact that so much in the text is strongly echoic if not actually parodic of both T. S. Eliot's highly influential early poems, in particular of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1910, 1916) and of 'The Waste Land' (1922), the one essential poetic document of post-war Europe in decay.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Notes & Furphies (42), p. 4-6
Publisher: Association for the Study of Australian Literature
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 0156-806X
Field of Research (FOR): 210305 British History
210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
950101 Music
950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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