The Vivisector, Patrick White (Vintage) FICTION

A portrait of the artist as a sadistic, rather smelly, horny old dog. Sydney Nolan claimed this novel was based on his life - a claim diasavowed by White. A brilliant portrayal of an artistic life and temperament. In 1973 White was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and this title was recently listed for the 1970 "Lost Man Booker Prize" - 'nuff said. 

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