A Note on the Reception of Patrick White’s Novels in German Speaking Countries (1957-1979)
This article can only be part of a comprehensive study of the reception of Patrick White. It comprises the range of reception indicated by a survey of the responses to translations by reviewers, critics and readers. The complementary aspect of academic reception has to stay out of view as long as literary researchers have no representative results to offer. It is well known that during the past 10 years about 13 'German' articles have been published on Patrick White in various journals, yet their authors are of such heterogeneous origin that it is impossible to consider their work the representative contribution of a single language group.
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Published 1 May 1983 in Volume 11 No. 1. Subjects: Australian literature - Overseas responses, Australian literature - Translations, Critical reception, Fictional characters, Use of language, Writer's recognition & popularity, Patrick White.