Christina Stead

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 188 pages
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Stead's novels have gained growing readership and critical attention in recent years. This feminist reading of the life and work of Christina Stead focuses on her characters and themes that question established assumptions about gender and class relations and the aesthetic values they support.
 

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Contents

A Waker and Dreamer
1
Redrawing the Boundaries
16
Finding a Voice
32
Ventriloquists tricks
44
Parisian Affairs
48
The bank as whorehouse
58
Autobiographical Fiction
69
The voyage to Cythera
80
Puzzleheaded girls
115
In the Hall of Mirrors
127
Humbug and humblepie
128
Running from doomsday
138
Una wakened Venus
145
Stead and her Critics
159
Notes
174
Bibliography
180

American Dreams
90
A Little Tea a Little Chat The whirligig of values
101
The communal dream
107

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About the author (1987)

Diana Brydon is Robert and Ruth Lumsden Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.

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