Widely considered one of Australia's three or four greatest writers, Christina Stead's reputation, within Australia and overseas, has grown steadily in the ten years since her death. It is largely built on one work, her memorable novel of family life, The Man Who Loved Children. This major new study sets that novel within the continuities and developments of Stead's writing over five decades. Jennifer Gribble sees Stead's lifelong fascination with story-telling as the key to a sophisticated and experimental approach to narrative.
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Adam Constant American Andrew Hawkins Australian beauty become Bertillon child Chris Wallace-Crabbe Christina Stead Cotter cousin creative Crow cultural death discovered drama dream Dying Laughing Eleanor Elvira Emily Emily's energies experience exploits explore eyes feelings fiction friends girl gold hamadryad Henny Henny's hope of romance human James Quick Jennifer Strauss Jonathan Crow journey Letty Fox Letty's Lilia literary lives London looked Louie Loved Children lover Marpurgo's marriage marry Massine Michael Michael Wilding mother myth narrative nature Nellie Nellie's novel Ocean of Story Oliver Paris passion person play political quest R. G. Geering Raccamond Ralph Fox Randall Jarrell reading recalls recognises reflect relationship Robbie Grant role romantic Salzburg Sam's satiric scene seduction sense Seven Poor sexual shape social solipsism Stead's struggle suppressed Susan Sheridan Sydney tells Teresa Hawkins tion tive voice wife woman women writing York York trilogy