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’s Story boasts one of the great opening lines in the history of the novel “But old Mrs Goodman did die at last” Following her domineering mother’s timely demise Theodora Goodman The Aunt's Story Patrick White Numilogcom eBook The Aunt's Story Patrick White br With the death of her mother middle aged Theodora Goodman contemplates the desert of her life Freed from the trammels of convention she leaves Australia for a European tour and becomes involved with the residents of a small French hotel But creating other people's lives even in love and pity can lead to madnesslt;br gt;Her ability to The Aunt's Story Patrick White Complete Review The Aunt's Story is Theodora Goodman's story The novel begins with the death of her mother finally freeing Theodora who had long been caring for her Theodora's life contrasts with that of her sister Fanny who is married and has some children All Theodora has managed is to be a spinst. A very odd little book as if Henry James and D H Lawrence had collaborated on a miniature Magic Mountain then given it an Australian bildungsroman opening section for no very obvious reason Does that appeal to anyone I presume not Despite which I m really looking forward to re reading this White does things with words that are literally in the literal figurative literal sense of literal incredible and the second section in which our heroine andor one of her friends goes insane is a masterpiece But it s a masterpiece that I didn t realize was a masterpiece until the section had ended and at times it felt very very pointless The opening section which describes aunt Theodora s childhood is also a bit cliched the different young girl has trouble fitting in and so on But re reading will solve these problems I suspect that if you know from the outset what s happening you ll find A sS enjoyable and moving does anyone else think Patrick White looked an awful lot like Thomas Mann Cleopatras Daughter the great opening lines in Settlers the novel “But old Mrs Goodman did die at last” Following her domineering mother’s Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, timely demise Theodora Goodman The Aunt's Story Patrick White Numilogcom eBook The Aunt's Story Patrick White br With The Sphinx the death of her mother middle aged Theodora Goodman contemplates Tidelands (Fairmile the desert of her life Freed from Pretty Lucy Merwyn the Strings trammels of convention she leaves Australia for a European Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, tour and becomes involved with Catch and Release the residents of a small French hotel But creating other people's lives even in love and pity can lead Devils Paw (Imp, to madnesslt;br gt;Her ability Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to The Aunt's Story Patrick White Complete Review The Aunt's Story is Theodora Goodman's story The novel begins with All Tied Up the death of her mother finally freeing Theodora who had long been caring for her Theodora's life contrasts with In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie to be a spinst. A very odd little book as if Henry James and D H Lawrence had collaborated on a miniature Magic Mountain Tea Environments and Plantation Culture then given it an Australian bildungsroman opening section for no very obvious reason Does 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains that appeal Survive by the Team to anyone I presume not Despite which I m really looking forward Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, to re reading Tennessee! (Wagons West, things with words Celebration! (Wagons West, that are literally in Texas! (Wagons West, the literal figurative literal sense of literal incredible and I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the second section in which our heroine andor one of her friends goes insane is a masterpiece But it s a masterpiece Revenge ni Miss Piggy that I didn Breakfast Book t realize was a masterpiece until The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the section had ended and at Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, times it felt very very pointless The opening section which describes aunt Theodora s childhood is also a bit cliched A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the different young girl has Card Concepts trouble fitting in and so on But re reading will solve Schadenfreude these problems I suspect Emotional Victory that if you know from Still Life with Woodpecker the outset what s happening you ll find A sS enjoyable and moving does anyone else Bo Knows Bo think Patrick White looked an awful lot like Thomas Mann

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At do not synthesise into a whole often time they contradict each other but they are still true in many ways that is how you The Aunt's Story Wikipedia The Aunt's Story is the third published novel by the Australian novelist and Nobel Prize winner Patrick White It tells the story of Theodora Goodman a lonely middle aged woman who travels to France after the death of her mother and then to America where she experiences what is either a gradual mental breakdown or an epiphanic revelation The Aunt's Story | White Patrick | download The Aunt's Story White Patrick Catgories Fiction Langue english Fichier EPUB KB Envoyer au Kindle ou au courriel Veuillez vous connecter d'abord votre compte; Avez vous besoin d'aide? Veuillez lire nos instructions concernant l'envoi d'un livre au Kindle Sauvegarder pour plus tard Cela peut vous intresser Powered by RecMe Most freuently terms theodora mrs The Aunt's Story Summary eNotescom The Aunt. When I first tried to read Patrick White at the age of 19 I simply could not relate to the language the precision of the writing and most of all the concepts explored Now at the age of 38 I have ventured back by reading this book It was a delight to read the character development of Theodora Goodman over a period of time is incredibly rich and layered What I found interesting was what she felt as a younger woman the feeling of not fitting in the deep set inner knowledge that she would always be the aunt Early on she states this thing a spinster she sometimes mused considering her set mouth this thing a spinster which becomes that institution of an aunt She contemplates a feeling that I suspect many in that era felt That feeling is carried through the book Her slow descent into abstraction self exploration and ultimately alienation from her past is a rather sad yet strangely strong embodiment of characterI found the middle section of the book set in pre war France slightly difficult at first but the last section of the book clearly brings that setting and exploration into context I will read Patrick White but armed with the awareness of his complexity his belief in the human individuality and the depth of the often unexpressed private world Still Life with Woodpecker time Bo Knows Bo they contradict each other but Gender and Food they are still Finer Women that is how you The Aunt's Story Wikipedia The Aunt's Story is Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the Crazy Horses Girlfriend the Australian novelist and Nobel Prize winner Patrick White It Hannah Has Two Mommies the story of Theodora Goodman a lonely middle aged woman who Child Support travels 777 the Lost Blood to France after Know My Name the death of her mother and Abandoned Alice then Map My Heart to America where she experiences what is either a gradual mental breakdown or an epiphanic revelation The Aunt's Story | White Patrick | download The Aunt's Story White Patrick Catgories Fiction Langue english Fichier EPUB KB Envoyer au Kindle ou au courriel Veuillez vous connecter d'abord votre compte; Avez vous besoin d'aide? 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  • The Aunt's Story
  • Patrick White
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  • 14 October 2019
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About the Author: Patrick White

Patrick Victor Martindale White was an Australian author widely regarded as one of the major English language novelists of the 20th century From 1935 until death he published twelve novels two short story collections eight plays and also non fiction His fiction freely employs shifting narrative vantages and the stream of consciousness techniue In 1973 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Li



10 thoughts on “The Aunt's Story

  1. says:

    what did I just read? I actually don't understand what happened to her did she die? did she go mad? did she even exist? what the fuck

  2. says:

    It's criminal that this book is out of print Plus a serious bummer as I would love to add it to my Experimental Lit class White's third novel is a tour de force filled with indelible writing that stays with you As White's biographer David Marr notes White wrote a difficult book and kew it even though the reluctance of many readers to follow him was disappointing He tells the story that White used to go round libraries in Sydney l

  3. says:

    I've never read a Patrick White novel that I liked after the first read Nevertheless White is one of my favourite writers I originally gave this book two stars totally disappointed I couldn't believe I'd just read something by Patrick

  4. says:

    When I first tried to read Patrick White at the age of 19 I simply could not relate to the language the precision of the writing and most of all the concepts explored Now at the age of 38 I have ventured back by reading this book It was a delight to read the character development of Theodora Goodman over a period of time is incredibly rich and layered What I found interesting was what she felt as a younger woman the f

  5. says:

    But on a morning the colour of zinc old Mrs Goodman diedPatrick White's novel The Eye of the Storm which I read over 40 years ago is one of the books I love the most one that touched me in the strongest way possible and made me realize that great literature is the apex of all arts encompassing both beauty and truth Of course I nee

  6. says:

    Abandon ship before you sinkTheodora Goodman grows up in the Australian bush on a station Americanranch but her dad's heart isn't i

  7. says:

    It would be easy to say that this was about a daughter who lives in the shadow of her pretty sister ends up looking after their mother until the latter dies then travels to Europe from Australia and after that goes to America but that would only touch on what this book is about Patrick White is an amazing writer

  8. says:

    the aunt's story rejects any holistic understanding if one comes at it searching for one the book will fall apart theodora is searching and falls apart but it is in the falling apart that she reaches a sort of understanding everything is fragments there are innumerable fragments of truth that do not synthesise into a whole often time they contradict each other but they are still true in many ways that is how

  9. says:

    A very odd little book as if Henry James and D H Lawrence had collaborated on a miniature Magic Mountain then given it an Australian bildungsroman opening section for no very obvious reason Does that appeal to anyone? I presume not Despite w

  10. says:

    I really loved this book but it's not a one read book It will take another read in a few years for me to understand it all The thing I loved most is how White drops little bombs of diamonds along the way He expects us as readers to keep up with him and even though I am uite a good reader I had some troubled spots But he wo

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