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Christina Stead - Hazel Rowley

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A new edition of the bestselling biography on Christina Stead that won the 1993 National Book Award for Non Fiction, Australia's equivalent of the Pulitzer. In the United States, it was a 1994 "New York Times" Notable Book.

Christina Stead, born in Australia in 1902, sailed to England at the age of twenty-six, not to return to Australia until she was seventy-two. An intensely private person, and incredibly cantankerous, Stead lived a life that was stormy, eccentric and brave. Stead's fiction was passionate, original and challenging, as was her life. This biography by esteemed writer Hazel Rowley is intellectually rigorous and dramatically riveting.

About the Author

Christina Stead: A Biography won the National Book Council Award when it was first published in Australia in 1993, and wide acclaim in the UK and the USA. Hazel Rowley is also the author of Richard Wright: The Life and Times and most recently Tête-à-Tête: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre (translated into more than a dozen languages). She has been a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, a fellow at Harvard's Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Studies, and a Bunting Institute Fellow at Radcliffe College. Brought up in England and Australia, she lives in New York and Paris.

Prologue
Ocean of Story
2 Embarkation for Cythera
3 Port of Registry: London
4 La Parisienne
5 In the Phantom Buggy
6 Manhattan Peaks
7 'A Harmless Affair'
8 The Battleground of Life
9 Dearest Munx
10 The Besieged Fortress
11 From One Perch to Another
12 Literary Hacks
13 'Bill, My True Companion'
14 Hundred Thousand Regrets
15 Humping Her Own Bluey
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index

ISBN: 9780522854060
ISBN-10: 0522854060
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st May 2007
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1