Christina Stead : The Voyage to Cythera single work   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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Discusses the motif of the wanderer or Nietzschean 'free spirit' in three of Stead's early novels where the image of the island of Cythera is invoked as the 'metaphoric goal of the quest'. Connects Stead's themes with similar preoccupations in the works of Brennan and Slessor.


  • Includes reference to the influence of Frederich Wilhelm Nietzsche on Christina Stead.

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  • Appears in:
    y Span no. 26 April 1988 Z817929 1988 periodical issue 1988 pg. 33-45
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