Riders in the Chariot

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Paperback $22.95

NYRB Classics | Apr 30, 2002 | 656 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590170021

  • Paperback$22.95

    NYRB Classics | Apr 30, 2002 | 656 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590170021

Praise

A poetically vivid narrative…It is a finely written novel with a rare flavor.
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Riders in the Chariot is the most compassionate and the most beautiful of all Patrick White’s works; colours fly everywhere; his words, comic, ecstatic, are like the brushstrokes on a canvas by Nolan or Blake.
— Carmen Callil and Colm Tóibín, The Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English Since 1950

Patrick White is an outsider, and his characters are outsiders, outlaws, afflicted, and linked by their affliction. The visionary element in his novels is inseparable from a tough irony and a microscopically close, sometimes savage attention to physical minutiae. The coarser the texture of the physical—of bodies especially—the more likely to be illuminated by flashes of meaning and power.
— Rosemary Dinnage

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