Christina Stead: A Biography

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William Heinemann Australia, Jan 1, 1993 - Authors, Australian - 646 pages
Biography of one of Australia's most renowned and internationally acclaimed authors, probably best known for her novel 'The Man Who Loved Children'. Describes her early years in Sydney (1902-1928), her escape to London and, with Bill Blake, the discovery of love, and her subsequent years in Paris and New York. Rowley, the only biographer to be given access to Stead's intimate friends and private correspondence, has reconstructed her life and given an insight into her inner struggle as a writer and a woman. Includes notes, a bibliography and an index.

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An absorbing biography that will help Stead's fans place her fiction in the context of her life and may well attract new readers to her work. Christina Stead (190283), who was born and died in ... Read full review

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Even if you've never heard of Australian writer Stead (The Man Who Loved Children, 1940; The Salzburg Tales, 1934), reading Rowley's biography will sweep you into Stead's life and make you want to ... Read full review


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Hazel Rowley is the author of "Christina Stead: A Biography" a New York Times notable book. She has taught at Iowa University & Deakins University in Melbourne & is a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe College.

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