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Flaws in the glass

Patrick White

Flaws in the glass

a self-portrait

by Patrick White

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPatrick White.
SeriesTwentieth century classics
The Physical Object
Formatpaperback
Pagination260p. ;
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21144333M
ISBN 100140185747
ISBN 109780140185744


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Flaws in the glass by Patrick White Download PDF EPUB FB2

Unlike the first two of his books I read which were novels, this book Flaws in the Glass is biographical in nature. He talks of his family, his life in Australia and the U.K., his wartime experiences, travels abroad, friends and his love and appreciation for his life partner Manoly.

I enjoyed this book as much if not more than his fiction.4/5. The Flawed Glass book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. She just knew that she had reached a time in her life when somethin /5. The propagation of surface flaws under applied tensile stresses causes failure of glass; therefore, the theory of linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFMs) provides a reliable method to design glass structures.

According to LEFM, a brittle material fails when the stress intensity factor at the critical crack reaches the fracture toughness of the material, which is a known value for a given. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant.

When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life by:   The manuscript, Flaws in the Glass (), is Patrick Victor Martindale White's autobiography.

White, born in in England, migrated to Sydney, Australia, when he was six months old. For three years, at the age of 20, he studied French and German literature at King's College at the University of Cambridge in by: Flaws in the Glass is Australian writer Patrick White's autobiography, published in The first pages are given over to an introspective "Self Portrait".

Two sections, "Journeys" and "Episodes and Epitaphs" : Patrick White. The Glass Castle falls short of being art, but it's a very good memoir. At one point, describing her early literary tastes, Walls mentions that ''my favorite books all involved people dealing with hardships.'' And she has succeeded in doing what most writers set out to do -- to write the kind of book they themselves most want to read.

Glass is the second novel in the verse novel series Crank by Ellen Hopkins, published in hardcover in August and in softcover on April 7, The third book of the series, Fallout, was published in Like the previous novel in the series, Glass has been the subject of controversy, with the book being partially responsible for a public appearance by Hopkins Author: Ellen Hopkins.

[Flaws in the Glass] or as one critic labelled it Claws in the Ass. Patrick White subtitled his autobiography “A Self Portrait” in which he publicly acknowledged his homosexuality and took time out to take a couple of vitriolic swipes at Australian public figures, hence the critical epithet/5(3).

The most significant portion of White’s self-portrait lies in the section he calls “Flaws in the Glass.” The other two parts, although interesting, informative, and sometimes amusing, remain.