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I’ve only read the title piece so far but it was pretty great. Strangely great, given that for half the time I was thinking, ‘Gee, is this all?’ It’s so programmatic it’s damn near abbreviated, all angular phrases, weird comma-placement, redundant semi-colons and an abrupt, urgent-but-distracted style, as if she wanted desperately to say something that could only half be said in words. But by halfway through I was warming to it. There’s never been – or I’ve never seen – a character quite like th...more
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...moreMore about Christina Stead...