‘Down at the Dump’ and Lacan’s Mirror Stage


'Down at the Dump' is one of White's most interesting stories, not merely for the insight it offers into people and society but also for the structures underlying it, structures which deepen our understanding not only of White and his art but also of his relations with his culture as a whole.

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Published 1 October 1983 in Volume 11 No. 2. Subjects: Australian culture, Australian short stories, Characterisation, Psychoanalysis, Patrick White.

Cite as: Brady, Veronica. ‘‘Down at the Dump’ and Lacan’s Mirror Stage.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 11, no. 2, 1983, doi: 10.20314/als.97183a552a.