I'm Dying Laughing: The Humourist
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I'm Dying Laughing: The Humourist

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Christina Stead’s unforgettable final novel—a profound examination of love and radicalism during the McCarthy era



In the wake of the Great Depression, Emily Wilkes, a young American journalist, travels to a Europe still scarred by World War I. During her crossing, she meets Stephen Howard, a charismatic and wealthy Communist who quickly converts Emily to his ideals when th...more
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Published October 23rd 2012 by Open Road Media (first published September 1987)
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Blurb described this as verbose, and that is a good way to talk about this novel of mostly dialog. It is what makes it pretty good. Takes place in usa and france (mostly) from 1930’s through 1950’s and the main characters are leftists and writers, of novels, articles, and screenplays and scripts. So they are fairly well off, yet always support the proles. Stead worked on this novel for many decades and finally died before it was published. Considered one of the great Australian authors, I will w...more
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Christina Stead (1902–1983) was an Australian writer regarded as one of the twentieth century’s master novelists. Stead spent most of her writing life in Europe and the United States, and her varied residences acted as the settings for a number of her novels. She is best known for The Man Who Loved Children (1940), which was praised by author Jonathan Franzen as a “crazy, gorgeous family novel” an...more
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