Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I have always found the novels of Patrick White ponderous and unreadable. I only ever got a third of the way through "Voss" -- Even though the story of Ludwig Leichhardt should have been very interesting.
I was therefore delighted to find these two quotes about White:
A. D. Hope desribed White's prose style as 'pretentious and illiterate verbal sludge'.
Hal Porter described White's autobiographical Flaws In The Glass as 'high-camp mysticism and low-camp waspishness'.
To my mind, you just have to look at a photo of White to see what a miserable and nasty piece of goods he was.
(Quotes via Peter Nicholson)