Christina Stead, Satirist
Common Ground Publishing with the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 2002 - Satire - 246 pages
Christina Stead, regarded as one of Australia's finest novelists (1902-83) lived most of her life overseas. This study examines eight of Steads novels and her short stories and argues that satire is a central method of discourse about culture and history. Draws attention to the breadth and vision of Stead's satirical fiction. Includes bibliography and index. Published simultaneously in paperback and downloadable PDF format. Author lectures in Australian literature at King's College, University of London.
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