The Vivisector

Author(s): Patrick White


Hurtle Duffield, a painter, coldly dissects the weaknesses of any and all who enter his circle. His sister's deformity, a grocer's moonlight indiscretion, the passionate illusions of the women who love him-all are used as fodder for his art. It is only when Hurtle meets an egocentric adolescent whom he sees as his spiritual child does he experience a deeper, more treacherous emotion in this tour de force of sexual and psychological menace that sheds brutally honest light on the creative experience.


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"One of the great magicians of fiction . . . White's scope is vast and his invention endless."
-"The Observer" (London)

General Fields

  • : 9780143105671
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Penguin USA
  • : 197mm X 202mm X 28mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patrick White
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 823.912
  • : 617