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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983)
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'Letter writing was a vital part of Christina Stead's creative life and it grew increasingly important in her last decade. It was how she engaged with the outside world and became the focus of her writing energies. Stead was a vivacious, funny, erudite, expansive and witty correspondent. It was a practice she enjoyed, answering all correspondence she received, including Elizabeth Harrower, Stanley Burnshaw, Dorothy Green and H C Coombs.

'Beginning in England in 1973, the letters in Talking into the Typewriter span her return to Australia in 1973 until her death in 1983. Politics, friends and family, literary accolades and achievements, pets and reminiscences are all dissected, canvassed and considered.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (MUP).

Notes

  • The cover image for the Melbourne University Press reprint notes Selected Letters (1928-1973), but the publisher's blurb indicates that 'the letters in Talking into the Typewriter span her return to Australia in 1973 until her death in 1983'.

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Works about this Work

Christina Stead: Loving Letters Ann Blake , single work review
— Review of Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) 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)
[Review] Talking into the Typewriter Vivienne Muller , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , August vol. 5 no. 2 1993; (p. 94-95)

— Review of Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
Our Woman of Letters Clement Semmler , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 February 1993; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of Talking into the Typewriter : Selected Letters (1973-1983) Christina Stead 1992 selected work correspondence
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
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
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)
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