Patrick White’s Use of Imagery


McLaren responds to Sylvia Gzell's criticism of his reading of some symbols in Voss and Riders in the Chariot as 'sentimental' (Australian Literary Studies, vol. 1, no. 3). McLaren reiterates his argument that White's novels 'suffer from ambiguity and pretentiousness at their critical moments because the images, however systematically they have been chosen, do not have any definite meaning for the reader'.

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Published 1 June 1966 in Volume 2 No. 3. Subjects: Imagery, Patrick White.

Cite as: McLaren, John. ‘Patrick White’s Use of Imagery.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 2, no. 3, 1966, doi: 10.20314/als.75148b11ba.