Christina Stead

(1902_1983 / Rockdale)

Christina Stead
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Christina Stead (17 July 1902 – 31 March 1983) was an Australian novelist and short-story writer acclaimed for her satirical wit and penetrating psychological characterisations. She was born in Rockdale, New South Wales, and died in Sydney. more »

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  • ''Women have been brought up much like slaves, that is, to lie.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Samuel Pollit, in The Man Who Loved Children, ch. 2 (1940). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and Engl...
  • ''The white man in the tropics degenerates every day.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Samuel Pollit, in The Man Who Loved Children, ch. 6 (1940). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and Engl...
  • ''Women are outside the law; they make nothing, they say yes or no to some collections of whereases.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Teresa Hawkins, in For Love Alone, ch. 8 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote...
  • ''Old age and youth cannot live together.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Teresa Hawkins, in For Love Alone, ch. 8 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote...
  • ''A dominant race did not lie, because it had the whip.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Teresa Hawkins, in For Love Alone, ch. 29 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrot...
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