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Christina Stead : a biography

Author: Hazel Rowley
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"Christina Stead was a hugely unapproachable person who detested self-revelation and, late in life, destroyed many of her private papers. Would-be biographers were held at arm's length, and any so foolhardy as to persevere found doors slammed and projects aborted. Only Hazel Rowley managed to stay the course, persuading Stead's estate as well as her friends, colleagues, and family members to cooperate, thereby  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Christina Stead; Christina Stead
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel Rowley
ISBN: 0805034110 9780805034110
OCLC Number: 30076848
Notes: Originally published: Port Melbourne, Vic. : W. Heinemann Australia, 1993.
Description: viii, 646 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Hazel Rowley.

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"Christina Stead was a hugely unapproachable person who detested self-revelation and, late in life, destroyed many of her private papers. Would-be biographers were held at arm's length, and any so foolhardy as to persevere found doors slammed and projects aborted. Only Hazel Rowley managed to stay the course, persuading Stead's estate as well as her friends, colleagues, and family members to cooperate, thereby gaining access to private papers and privileged memories. The result is an intellectually rigorous yet dramatically riveting book that brings alive this odd and furious woman who was often her own worst enemy but who stands with very few as one of the truly important literary figures of her age."--BOOK JACKET. "Born in Australia in 1902, Christina Stead sailed for England at the age of twenty-six, not to return home until she was seventy-two. An intensely private person and an incredibly cantankerous one, Stead lived a life that was stormy, eccentric, and brave. She was highly political and maddeningly contentious - few would call her easy in life or in fiction. And yet, in her lifetime, her work was likened to that of Balzac, Joyce, Ibsen, and Tolstoy. But, in fact, it was uniquely her own."--Jacket.

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