Possible Selves

Going in with the ferrets and coming out with the rabbits
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July 1986, no. 82
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Memoirs of Many in One by Alex Xenophon Demirjian Gray (edited by Patrick White)

Jonathan Cape, 192p., $17.95 hb, 0 224 02371 3

Possible Selves

Going in with the ferrets and coming out with the rabbits
by
July 1986, no. 82

Patrick White is a downy old bird. He has always shown remarkable ability to keep up with the game, even to keep ahead of it. Whether the game is currently being called Modernism, or Postmodernism, or some other ismatic title, he can handle it as a writer and still be himself. From The Aunt’s Story to The Twyborn Affair, he has displayed this ability to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds, to go in with the ferrets and also come out with the rabbits. In other words, of all Australian writers he most convincingly builds a bridge between what critics ask for and what readers want.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reviews 'Memoirs of Many in One' by Alex Xenophon Demirjian Gray (edited by Patrick White)

Memoirs of Many in One

by Alex Xenophon Demirjian Gray (edited by Patrick White)

Jonathan Cape, 192p., $17.95 hb, 0 224 02371 3

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