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‘I am not a born writer but … I get the profoundest, most passionate satisfaction from writing’ Christina Stead

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.

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    9780522862034

    January 29, 2018

    Miegunyah Press

    RRP $29.99

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    9780522872699

    January 29, 2018

    Miegunyah Press Digital

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A Little Tea, a Little Chat: Text Classics
The Little Hotel: Text Classics
The Salzburg Tales
Seven Poor Men of Sydney
Cotters' England
House of All Nations
For Love Alone
Letty Fox
The Man Who Loved Children

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