Christina Stead | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Angela Carter

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of Christina Stead.
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Critical Essay by Angela Carter

To open a book, any book, by Christina Stead and read a few pages is to be at once aware that one is in the presence of greatness. Yet this revelation is apt to precipitate a sense of confusion, of strangeness, even of acute anxiety, not only because Stead has a devastating capacity to flay the reader's sensibilities, but also because we have grown accustomed to the idea that we live in pygmy times. To discover that a writer of so sure and unmistakable a stature is still amongst us, and, more, produced some of her most remarkable work as recently as the Sixties and Seventies, is a chastening thing. Especially since those two relatively recent novels—Cotters' England (1966) and Miss Herbert (the Suburban Wife) (1976)—contain extremely important analyses of post-war Britain, address the subject of...

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