The Enigmatic Christina Stead: a provocative re-reading

Teresa Petersen

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This work seeks to unravel an enigma presented by Christina Stead in her fiction. Overtly Stead posits a heterosexual norm as the paradigm par excellence. Petersen argues that it is a facade that masks both lesbianism and male homosexual desire.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCarlton South, Vic.
PublisherMelbourne University Press
Number of pages253
ISBN (Print)0522849229
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Stead, Christina, 1902-1983--Criticism and interpretation
  • Australian literature--History and criticism


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