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Issue Details: First known date: 1973... 1973 The Little Hotel : A Novel
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'The Hotel Swiss-Touring is the refuge for a group of cosmopolitan characters who come together in Switzerland after the Second World War. Their object is to conceal themselves from money-hungry governments and hostile master races. But their common purpose doesn't prevent a microcosm of jealousies, spitefulness, vindictiveness and mistrust from developing among the small group, all under the relentless eye of Madame Bonnard. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Copyright page reads, 'Part of The Little Hotel has been published as a short story entitled The Woman in the Bed in Meanjin Quarterly'.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Text Publishing , 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Lisa Gorton , single work criticism

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson ,
      1973 .
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      Extent: 191p.
      ISBN: 0207955301
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Holt, Rinehart and Winston ,
      1975 .
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      Extent: 191p.
      Edition info: Reprinted from Angus and Robertson edition.
      ISBN: 0030132266
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Avon Books ,
      1980 .
      Extent: 144p.
      ISBN: 0380483890
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Sirius Books , 1988 .
      Extent: 191p.
      ISBN: 0207160295
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Henry Holt ,
      1992 .
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      Extent: 191p.
      ISBN: 0805024123
      Series: Owl Books Henry Holt (publisher), series - publisher
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Richmond , 2003 .
      Extent: xiv, 143p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Margaret Harris and Fiona Morrison.
      ISBN: 1920688137
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 240p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 3 October 2016
      ISBN: 9781925355734
      Series: y separately published work icon Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)
Alternative title: Il piccolo hotel
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
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      Italy,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Adelphi ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 205p.
      ISBN: 9788845918247

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

The Hunted Months Lisa Gorton , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2016;

— Review of The Little Hotel : A Novel Christina Stead , 1973 single work novel
Christina Stead : Her Luck Ann-Marie Priest , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 72 no. 3 2013; (p. 66-78)
'The Rest Flies Down the Wind' : Complexities of Late Style in the Work of Christina Stead Susan Carson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 26 no. 2 2012; (p. 253-257)
Christina Stead and the Synecdochic Scam : The Little Hotel Judith Kegan Gardiner , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 2 no. 2003; (p. 13-28)
The article reviews Stead's scholarship and gives a close reading of The Little Hotel, discussing the use of synecdoche to 'portray the economic, sexual, and gender structures' of society and viewing the novel 'through the lenses of two contemporary theorists of masculinity, Australian sociologist Bob Connell and the late French post-structural theorist, Pierre Bourdieu' (p.13).
y separately published work icon Christina Stead's Politics of Place Ann Blake , Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 1999 Z503428 1999 single work criticism biography
Australia's Literary Gulliver Thelma Forshaw , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 7 September 1974; (p. 39)

— Review of House of All Nations Christina Stead , 1938 single work novel ; The Salzburg Tales Christina Stead , 1934 selected work short story ; The Little Hotel : A Novel Christina Stead , 1973 single work novel
[Review] The Little Hotel P. Ackroyd , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , 1 June 1974; (p. 678)

— Review of The Little Hotel : A Novel Christina Stead , 1973 single work novel
[Review] The Little Hotel C. Egerton , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 18-24 October 1974; (p. 20)

— Review of The Little Hotel : A Novel Christina Stead , 1973 single work novel
[Review] The Little Hotel Elaine Feinstein , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 14 June 1974; (p. 856)

— Review of The Little Hotel : A Novel Christina Stead , 1973 single work novel
[Review] The Little Hotel Brian Kiernan , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 September 1974; (p. 15)

— Review of The Little Hotel : A Novel Christina Stead , 1973 single work novel
Christina Stead and the Synecdochic Scam : The Little Hotel Judith Kegan Gardiner , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 2 no. 2003; (p. 13-28)
The article reviews Stead's scholarship and gives a close reading of The Little Hotel, discussing the use of synecdoche to 'portray the economic, sexual, and gender structures' of society and viewing the novel 'through the lenses of two contemporary theorists of masculinity, Australian sociologist Bob Connell and the late French post-structural theorist, Pierre Bourdieu' (p.13).
'The Rest Flies Down the Wind' : Complexities of Late Style in the Work of Christina Stead Susan Carson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 26 no. 2 2012; (p. 253-257)
y separately published work icon Christina Stead : A Biography Hazel Rowley , Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1993 Z202981 1993 single work biography

'Like the author herself, Christina Stead’s novels were challenging and engrossing. Raised by a narcissistic father, Stead left for London at the age of twenty-six and soon met William Blake, a writer, broker, and Marxist political economist who became her life partner. His personal ambitions and their politics resulted in a nomadic existence, with Stead sidestepping the traditional feminine role in exchange for a career. She struggled to find an audience for her work, however, only succeeding late in life with the reissue of The Man Who Loved Children. Hazel Rowley’s richly detailed and even-handed biography spans Stead’s life, expertly blending her encoded personal papers with interviews of her closest confidants. Masterfully written and researched, Christina Stead is a fascinating chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s greatest novelists.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Open Road ed.)

y separately published work icon Christina Stead Diana Brydon , London : Macmillan , 1987 Z362294 1987 single work criticism
Christina Stead's Unforgettable Dinner-Parties Don Anderson , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 39 no. 1 1979; (p. 28-45)
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