'Patrick White in Adelaide' by David Marr

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May 2012, no. 341

'Patrick White in Adelaide' by David Marr

Reviewed by
May 2012, no. 341

By the time I found him twenty-five years ago in the Adelaide Hills, Glen McBride was old, tiny, spry, and ready to boast about his career. I doubt many readers have heard of this little man or know of his pivotal role in the literature of this country. That’s what had me knocking at his door. And though he disowned none of it in the hours we spent ranging over his life and times, what really perked him up was confessing his part in the salami and sausage business in that part of the world.

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