Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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'Stead did not publish the kind of literary criticism that would help us reconcile her practice as a novelist with her political commitment. Her most important public comment on her art is probably the notes for her speech to the League of American Writers' Congress in June 1939, entitled "Uses of the Many-Charactered Novel" where she argues for a "novel of strife" that offers multiple viewpoints rather than a thesis, leaving readers to make their own conclusions' (p.81).

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    y JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature vol. 2 Margaret Harris (editor), 2003 Z1082314 2003 periodical issue Includes a special section: 'Christina Stead Centenary Essays'. 2003 pg. 81-91
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