The Man Who Loved Children (Christina Stead)

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i went through a major stead phase ten or so years ago which came to an abrupt end with her 600 page novel about international banking, yikes.

other than cotters' england, i found the earlier the stead the better: salzburg tales, beauties and furies, the ocean of story collection (which was very mansfieldish). still haven't read a bunch of her america period novels i have sitting around, so...

no lime tangier, Thursday, 16 January 2014 03:27 (eight years ago) link

seven years pass...

Checked Miss Herbert (The Suburban Wife) outta the library cuz why not

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 16:31 (nine months ago) link

"i went through a major stead phase ten or so years ago which came to an abrupt end with her 600 page novel about international banking, yikes."

Sounds intriguing to me.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 16:52 (nine months ago) link

^that would be house of all nations; comes at the world of international finance from a marxist perspective (presumably informed by her marxist/banker husband's work?) which i can sympathise with... was not so fond of its more melodramatic moments.

since that post i've read all her fiction with the exception of the posthumous novel. only real disappointments were the above novel & for love alone.

no lime tangier, Thursday, 18 November 2021 03:38 (eight months ago) link


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