Christina Stead's Heroine: The Changing Sense of Decorum

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"Christina Stead's Heroine" focuses on "The Man Who" "Loved Children" and "For Love Alone, " often considered to be Stead's best works and her only novels in which the protagonists are Stead's autobiographical counterparts (she has spoken frequently of this in interviews and correspondence). The concept of decorum - the way these heroines violate our literary expectations - is discussed as a means of locating these works within the modern tradition. The book also contains a general discussion of Stead's other fiction, as ...

Christina Stead's Heroine: The Changing Sense of Decorum 1989, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820408309

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