6111054667116996278.jpg
This image has been sourced from online.
6592466580289252099.jpg
This image has been sourced from online.
y The People with the Dogs single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1952 1952
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Home from the Second World War Edward Massine rests contentedly in the ample bosom of his family: doting aunts, eccentric uncles and many cousins - comfortable, indolent Liberals of the old school. Theirs is a delightful world of holidays, animals and afternoon tea. Always complaisant, Edward is the last of the line, the perfect relative - to the Massines almost as precious a possession as their beloved dogs. But even benevolent love can suffocate and destroy: it takes death, betrayal and a new independent love for Edward to break the fetters of family life and assert himself as a passionate individual.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Boston, Massachusetts,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Little, Brown , 1952 .
      6111054667116996278.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 345p.
      Note/s:
      • Issued 1951.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Virago , 1981 .
      6592466580289252099.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 345p.
      Edition info: Reprinted from American first edition.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Judith Kegan Gardiner.
      ISBN: 0860681777

Works about this Work

'Reality is Monstrous' : Christina Stead's Critique of the Triumphant West in The Puzzleheaded Girl Michael Ackland , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 11-17)
Ackland talks about the publishing decline of Christina Stead's career due to her worsening political and economic situation. Midway through the 1960s, Stead's career was perilously poised. For more than a decade nothing new had appeared from her pen. This was a striking hiatus for a writer who previously had been producing novels at a rate of one every two or three year. Here, Ackland attempts first to establish Stead's political position and opinion of the post-war consensus that had emerged in the US before endeavouring to trace the impact of these attitudes on her depictions of contemporary society in The Puzzleheaded Girl.' (Editor's abstract)
A Literary Visit to the USA : A Memoir Laurie Hergenhan , 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 74-78)
'I am Thinking I am Free' : Intransigent Reality Versus Utopian Thought in the Later Fiction of Christina Stead Michael Ackland , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 159-180)
At the midpoint of Christina Stead's first novel, Seven Poor Men of Sydney (1934), Baruch urges Catherine to "go abroad, if you can... Get a real cause to fight about" (150). In this and subsequent exchanges Baruch emphasizes the need to go beyond symbolic or grandiloquent gestures, to know for instance the actual role of the Kuomintang in China, not merely to pin on its badge, or to side with armed forces, and not just the Salvation Army to scandalize friends (150). The advice was timely for youth struggling to choose between rival ideologies, programs and panacea, in a century which, with hindsight, appears "littered with Utopian schemes" (Hughes 164). At its outset labour and suffragette movements campaigned for greater rights for depressed social groups, while technological advances raised the prospect of a future in which disease and poverty might be banished, fulfilling work and leisure realizable. Then came the successful October Revolution in 1917, which gave Communism a permanent homeland, in which alternatives to democracy and capitalism could be explored. Also the brutal, dehumanizing experience of the Great War led to calls for radical renewal and social reform, for a reshaping of the inner man and his physical environment. During the inter-war years Europe and America witnessed a host of utopian ventures in the cultural and political spheres, from mass-produced furniture and fixtures, to cities of the future like Le Corbusier's "ville radieuse" or Vladimir Tatlin's designs intended to embody Soviet dynamism and dialectical processes, from popularist political movements, such as Upton Sinclair's crusade to end poverty in California and Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, to the totalitarian super-states of Hitler and Stalin. Stead was swept up and buffeted by these historical currents, considered rival nostrums, and left a crucial but neglected commentary on many of the great utopian projects of her time, which underpinned her verdict on the contemporary plight of women.' (Author's abstract)
World Literature, Stalinism, and the Nation Simon During , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Exit Capitalism : Literary Culture, Theory and Post-Secular Modernity 2010; (p. 57-94)
y Christina Stead : Satirist Anne Pender , Altona : Common Ground Publishing , 2002 Z960254 2002 single work criticism Reviews Stead's novels as inheritors of the tradition of Roman satire, arguing that Stead's satirical fiction presents a contemporary view of her own historical period from 1930 until the Cold War. Drawing on Stead's notes, diaries and manuscripts, Pender examines several of Stead's novels and her English short stories and puts forward an argument about the centrality of satire to Stead's discourse about culture and history. She also draws attention to the intellectual rigour and encyclopaedic breadth and vision evident in Stead's fiction and demonstrates Stead's significant contribution to the radical novel in the twentieth century.
y Studies of Indeterminacy in the Australian Novel Maria Panarello , Rome : Bulzoni , 1999 Z792101 1999 single work criticism

Contains studies of three Australian novelists:

  • "A web of possibilities : Such is life by Joseph Furphy", pp.15-69 and Appendices 209-12.
  • "Parables of innocence and experience : three novels by Christina Stead", pp.71-141 and Appendices 213-18.
  • "De-negotiating the business of living : A woman of the future by David Ireland", pp.143-208 and Appendices 219-20. Also contains a preface, pp.9-13 and a bibliography, pp.221-237.
Christina Stead's Satire and the Public Sphere Anne Pender , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literature and the Public Sphere : Refereed Proceedings of the 1998 [ASAL] Conference 1999; (p. 124-131)
Christina Stead : Selected Fiction and Nonfiction : Introduction R. G. Geering , Anita Kristina Segerberg , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Christina Stead : Selected Fiction and Nonfiction 1994; (p. xi-xxv ia,)
y Christina Stead : A Biography Hazel Rowley , Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1993 Z202981 1993 single work biography
The Woman Who Loved Men: Christina Stead as Satirist in "A Little Tea, A Little Chat" and "The People with the Dogs" Susan Sheridan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Written in English , Spring vol. 32 no. 1 1992; (p. 2-12)
Christina Stead's Human Comedy: The American Sequence Margaret Harris , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Written in English , Spring vol. 32 no. 1 1992; (p. 42-51)
y Christina Stead: The American Years Anita Kristina Segerberg , 1990 Z67027 1990 single work thesis
Male Chauvinism: The Origin of a Phrase Ken A. Stewart (interviewer), 1986 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , December-January (1986-1987) vol. 6 no. 8 1986; (p. 15-16)
The Scintillating Stead David Malouf , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , vol. 2 no. 5 1982; (p. 11-12)

— Review of A Little Tea, a Little Chat Christina Stead 1948 single work novel ; Letty Fox, Her Luck Christina Stead 1946 single work novel ; The People with the Dogs Christina Stead 1952 single work novel
Untitled A. Duchene , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 25 September 1981; (p. 1110)

— Review of A Little Tea, a Little Chat Christina Stead 1948 single work novel ; The People with the Dogs Christina Stead 1952 single work novel
Untitled B. Greenwell , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 21 August 1981; (p. 21)

— Review of A Little Tea, a Little Chat Christina Stead 1948 single work novel ; The People with the Dogs Christina Stead 1952 single work novel
Two Difficult Young Men : Martin Boyd's "A Difficult Young Man" and Christina Stead's "The People with the Dogs" K. G. Hamilton , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in the Recent Australian Novel 1978; (p. 141-167)
Untitled A. Duchene , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 25 September 1981; (p. 1110)

— Review of A Little Tea, a Little Chat Christina Stead 1948 single work novel ; The People with the Dogs Christina Stead 1952 single work novel
Untitled B. Greenwell , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 21 August 1981; (p. 21)

— Review of A Little Tea, a Little Chat Christina Stead 1948 single work novel ; The People with the Dogs Christina Stead 1952 single work novel
The Scintillating Stead David Malouf , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , vol. 2 no. 5 1982; (p. 11-12)

— Review of A Little Tea, a Little Chat Christina Stead 1948 single work novel ; Letty Fox, Her Luck Christina Stead 1946 single work novel ; The People with the Dogs Christina Stead 1952 single work novel
A Literary Visit to the USA : A Memoir Laurie Hergenhan , 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 74-78)
World Literature, Stalinism, and the Nation Simon During , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Exit Capitalism : Literary Culture, Theory and Post-Secular Modernity 2010; (p. 57-94)
'I am Thinking I am Free' : Intransigent Reality Versus Utopian Thought in the Later Fiction of Christina Stead Michael Ackland , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 159-180)
At the midpoint of Christina Stead's first novel, Seven Poor Men of Sydney (1934), Baruch urges Catherine to "go abroad, if you can... Get a real cause to fight about" (150). In this and subsequent exchanges Baruch emphasizes the need to go beyond symbolic or grandiloquent gestures, to know for instance the actual role of the Kuomintang in China, not merely to pin on its badge, or to side with armed forces, and not just the Salvation Army to scandalize friends (150). The advice was timely for youth struggling to choose between rival ideologies, programs and panacea, in a century which, with hindsight, appears "littered with Utopian schemes" (Hughes 164). At its outset labour and suffragette movements campaigned for greater rights for depressed social groups, while technological advances raised the prospect of a future in which disease and poverty might be banished, fulfilling work and leisure realizable. Then came the successful October Revolution in 1917, which gave Communism a permanent homeland, in which alternatives to democracy and capitalism could be explored. Also the brutal, dehumanizing experience of the Great War led to calls for radical renewal and social reform, for a reshaping of the inner man and his physical environment. During the inter-war years Europe and America witnessed a host of utopian ventures in the cultural and political spheres, from mass-produced furniture and fixtures, to cities of the future like Le Corbusier's "ville radieuse" or Vladimir Tatlin's designs intended to embody Soviet dynamism and dialectical processes, from popularist political movements, such as Upton Sinclair's crusade to end poverty in California and Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, to the totalitarian super-states of Hitler and Stalin. Stead was swept up and buffeted by these historical currents, considered rival nostrums, and left a crucial but neglected commentary on many of the great utopian projects of her time, which underpinned her verdict on the contemporary plight of women.' (Author's abstract)
y Christina Stead: The American Years Anita Kristina Segerberg , 1990 Z67027 1990 single work thesis
The Woman Who Loved Men: Christina Stead as Satirist in "A Little Tea, A Little Chat" and "The People with the Dogs" Susan Sheridan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Written in English , Spring vol. 32 no. 1 1992; (p. 2-12)
Christina Stead's Human Comedy: The American Sequence Margaret Harris , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Written in English , Spring vol. 32 no. 1 1992; (p. 42-51)
Christina Stead : Selected Fiction and Nonfiction : Introduction R. G. Geering , Anita Kristina Segerberg , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Christina Stead : Selected Fiction and Nonfiction 1994; (p. xi-xxv ia,)
Male Chauvinism: The Origin of a Phrase Ken A. Stewart (interviewer), 1986 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , December-January (1986-1987) vol. 6 no. 8 1986; (p. 15-16)
y Christina Stead : A Biography Hazel Rowley , Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1993 Z202981 1993 single work biography
Two Difficult Young Men : Martin Boyd's "A Difficult Young Man" and Christina Stead's "The People with the Dogs" K. G. Hamilton , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in the Recent Australian Novel 1978; (p. 141-167)
y Studies of Indeterminacy in the Australian Novel Maria Panarello , Rome : Bulzoni , 1999 Z792101 1999 single work criticism

Contains studies of three Australian novelists:

  • "A web of possibilities : Such is life by Joseph Furphy", pp.15-69 and Appendices 209-12.
  • "Parables of innocence and experience : three novels by Christina Stead", pp.71-141 and Appendices 213-18.
  • "De-negotiating the business of living : A woman of the future by David Ireland", pp.143-208 and Appendices 219-20. Also contains a preface, pp.9-13 and a bibliography, pp.221-237.
Christina Stead's Satire and the Public Sphere Anne Pender , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literature and the Public Sphere : Refereed Proceedings of the 1998 [ASAL] Conference 1999; (p. 124-131)
y Christina Stead : Satirist Anne Pender , Altona : Common Ground Publishing , 2002 Z960254 2002 single work criticism Reviews Stead's novels as inheritors of the tradition of Roman satire, arguing that Stead's satirical fiction presents a contemporary view of her own historical period from 1930 until the Cold War. Drawing on Stead's notes, diaries and manuscripts, Pender examines several of Stead's novels and her English short stories and puts forward an argument about the centrality of satire to Stead's discourse about culture and history. She also draws attention to the intellectual rigour and encyclopaedic breadth and vision evident in Stead's fiction and demonstrates Stead's significant contribution to the radical novel in the twentieth century.
'Reality is Monstrous' : Christina Stead's Critique of the Triumphant West in The Puzzleheaded Girl Michael Ackland , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 11-17)
Ackland talks about the publishing decline of Christina Stead's career due to her worsening political and economic situation. Midway through the 1960s, Stead's career was perilously poised. For more than a decade nothing new had appeared from her pen. This was a striking hiatus for a writer who previously had been producing novels at a rate of one every two or three year. Here, Ackland attempts first to establish Stead's political position and opinion of the post-war consensus that had emerged in the US before endeavouring to trace the impact of these attitudes on her depictions of contemporary society in The Puzzleheaded Girl.' (Editor's abstract)
Last amended 9 Oct 2014 09:57:15
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X