The Puzzleheaded Girl single work   novella  
Issue Details: First known date: 1965 1965
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Kenyon Review vol. 27 no. 3 Summer 1965 Z647564 1965 periodical issue 1965 pg. 399-456
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Letters vol. 7 no. 2 March 1966 Z599345 1966 periodical issue 1966 pg. 26-62
  • Appears in:
    y The Puzzleheaded Girl : Four Novellas Christina Stead , New York (City) Canada : Holt, Rinehart and Winston , 1967 Z462478 1967 selected work novella

    'In The Puzzleheaded Girl, made up of four thematically linked novellas, Stead’s unsurpassable skills of observation and social critique are on full display. ...' (Source: Tet Publishing website)

    London : Secker and Warburg , 1968
    pg. 9-67
  • Appears in:
    y Christina Stead : Selected Fiction and Nonfiction Christina Stead , R. G. Geering (editor), Anita Kristina Segerberg (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z426120 1994 selected work short story prose extract correspondence St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 pg. 3-54

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)
More Lives than One Anne Holden Ronning , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 3 2003; (p. 110-119)
The author examines papers from the manuscript collection of the Australian National Library in her discussion of Stead's portrayal of her women characters.
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,)
"Caught But Not Caught": Psychology and Politics in Christina Stead's "The Puzzleheaded Girl" Judith Kegan Gardiner , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Written in English , Spring vol. 32 no. 1 1992; (p. 26-41)
Christina Stead's "The Puzzleheaded Girl" : The Political Context Michael Wilding , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Words and Wordsmiths : A Volume for H.L. Rogers 1989; (p. 147-173) Studies in Classic Australian Fiction 1997; (p. 187-220)
More Lives than One Anne Holden Ronning , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 3 2003; (p. 110-119)
The author examines papers from the manuscript collection of the Australian National Library in her discussion of Stead's portrayal of her women characters.
"Caught But Not Caught": Psychology and Politics in Christina Stead's "The Puzzleheaded Girl" Judith Kegan Gardiner , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Written in English , Spring vol. 32 no. 1 1992; (p. 26-41)
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,)
Christina Stead's "The Puzzleheaded Girl" : The Political Context Michael Wilding , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Words and Wordsmiths : A Volume for H.L. Rogers 1989; (p. 147-173) Studies in Classic Australian Fiction 1997; (p. 187-220)
'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)
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