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The Rhetoric of Luck in Christina Stead's Letty Fox: Her Luck Fiona Morrison , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 111-122, 256)
'Morrison talks about the rhetoric of Luck in Christina Stead's Letty Fox: Her Luck (1946). The novel examines the terrain of female experience between the acquisition of sexual maturity and marriage. It is clear that the topoi of female survival and female ambition are central to this trilogy of books, and in Letty Fox: Her Luck, the framing questions of America and American politics complicate and extend these topoi. The anti-sentimental picaresque offered Stead an opportunity to return to the satirical energy that is so remarkable in House of All Nations (1938), to experiment with New York vernacular, and to anatomize various American dilemmas as she saw them: a materialistic and weak middle-class obsessed with easy success, the irritant of fake radicalism in the New York Left, and the irresistible rise and rise of gangster capitalism. Stead's use of "luck" highlights the episodic and contingent events that make up the life of her anti-heroine, but also provides a rhetorical focal point for her critique of sex and politics. "Luck" is a word at the heart of the novel's purpose as well as its action.' (Publication abstract)
Christina Stead's Australia - "Easily the Largest Island" Chris Williams , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 53 no. 1 1993; (p. 80-95)
Life-Lines in Stormy Seas: Some Recent Collections of Women's Diaries and Letters Joy W. Hooton , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 16 no. 1 1993; (p. 3-13)
An Unexpected Glimpse of a Restless and Shy Author Mollie Missen , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 June 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
A Dogged Devotion to Writing with Honesty Chris Williams , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 June 1992; (p. C9)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
An Incorrigible Wordist Shares a Bit of Her World Mary Lord , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 June 1992; (p. rev 7)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
The Ship of Life, Love Elizabeth Riddell , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 30 June vol. 114 no. 5826 1992; (p. 92-93)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
An Exile 'Deep-Bitten' by Home Wanda Jamrozik , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 June 1992; (p. 38)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
I Lived for Love, I Lived for Art Margaret Harris , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 141 1992; (p. 20-21)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
Unguarded Look at Author Margaret Steinberger , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 8 August 1992; (p. 44)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
"Humanity Thinking Aloud" Elizabeth Harrower , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 128 1992; (p. 77-79)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
A Book of Letter is a Curious Thing Marion Halligan , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Summer vol. 2 no. 4 1992-1993; (p. 112-115)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
Christina Stead: Loving Letters Ann Blake , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Meridian , October vol. 11 no. 2 1992; (p. 84-86)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
An Unexpected Glimpse of a Restless and Shy Author Mollie Missen , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 June 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
A Dogged Devotion to Writing with Honesty Chris Williams , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 June 1992; (p. C9)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
An Incorrigible Wordist Shares a Bit of Her World Mary Lord , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 June 1992; (p. rev 7)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
The Ship of Life, Love Elizabeth Riddell , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 30 June vol. 114 no. 5826 1992; (p. 92-93)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
An Exile 'Deep-Bitten' by Home Wanda Jamrozik , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 June 1992; (p. 38)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
I Lived for Love, I Lived for Art Margaret Harris , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 141 1992; (p. 20-21)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
Unguarded Look at Author Margaret Steinberger , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 8 August 1992; (p. 44)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
"Humanity Thinking Aloud" Elizabeth Harrower , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 128 1992; (p. 77-79)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
A Book of Letter is a Curious Thing Marion Halligan , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Summer vol. 2 no. 4 1992-1993; (p. 112-115)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence ; Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
Christina Stead: Loving Letters Ann Blake , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Meridian , October vol. 11 no. 2 1992; (p. 84-86)

— Review of A Web of Friendship : Selected Letters (1928-1973) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
Christina Stead's Australia - "Easily the Largest Island" Chris Williams , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 53 no. 1 1993; (p. 80-95)
Life-Lines in Stormy Seas: Some Recent Collections of Women's Diaries and Letters Joy W. Hooton , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 16 no. 1 1993; (p. 3-13)
The Rhetoric of Luck in Christina Stead's Letty Fox: Her Luck Fiona Morrison , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 111-122, 256)
'Morrison talks about the rhetoric of Luck in Christina Stead's Letty Fox: Her Luck (1946). The novel examines the terrain of female experience between the acquisition of sexual maturity and marriage. It is clear that the topoi of female survival and female ambition are central to this trilogy of books, and in Letty Fox: Her Luck, the framing questions of America and American politics complicate and extend these topoi. The anti-sentimental picaresque offered Stead an opportunity to return to the satirical energy that is so remarkable in House of All Nations (1938), to experiment with New York vernacular, and to anatomize various American dilemmas as she saw them: a materialistic and weak middle-class obsessed with easy success, the irritant of fake radicalism in the New York Left, and the irresistible rise and rise of gangster capitalism. Stead's use of "luck" highlights the episodic and contingent events that make up the life of her anti-heroine, but also provides a rhetorical focal point for her critique of sex and politics. "Luck" is a word at the heart of the novel's purpose as well as its action.' (Publication abstract)
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