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dc.contributor.authorPender, Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-20T13:49:00Z
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifier.citationAustralian Book Review (275), p. 19-21en
dc.identifier.issn0155-2864en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1973en
dc.description.abstractThis edition of Christina Stead's letters to her lifelong partner, William J. Blake, offers an intriguing window into a passionate literary marriage. It also provides a welcome addition to Stead studies. Readers do not often have access to the personal letters of a great writer, let alone access to such a rich correspondence between a writer and his or her partner. As Stead's partner was also a writer, this correspondence is peculiarly and delightfully literary. Margaret Harris states in the introduction to Dearest Munx that the letters are a true correspondence, as opposed to being a mere collection of letters. This distinction is no exaggeration. The letters answer to one another fully and fittingly, revealing an astonishing mutuality of concerns. Harris also introduces the letters by explaining how they document the relationship in a particular way, being both extensive and intensive. Moreover, the letters are unique in providing 'a firsthand account' of the way the two writers represented their relationship and its dynamic as it was lived, rather than as it was recollected or dramatised in story. In this correspondence, we have an evolving record of the daily lives of two dedicated writers, covering both the minutiae of everyday existence and portraying a world of intellectuals over an extraordinarily volatile period of the twentieth century, from 1929 to 1968.en
dc.description.tableofcontentshttp://home.vicnet.net.au/~abr/Oct05/Oct05contents.htmen
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dc.publisherAustralian Book Review Incen
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian Book Reviewen
dc.titleA true correspondence: Review of Margaret Harris, 'Dearest Munx: The Letters Of Christina Stead and William J. Blake' Miegunyah Press, $54.95 hb, 574 pp, 0522851738en
dc.typeReviewen
dc.subject.keywordsAustralian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)en
local.contributor.firstnameAnneen
local.subject.for2008200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)en
local.subject.seo2008950203 Languages and Literatureen
local.identifier.epublicationsvtls001015170en
local.profile.schoolSchool of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.emailjpender@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordpes:7197en
local.publisher.placeMelbourneen
local.format.startpage19en
local.format.endpage21en
local.identifier.issue275en
local.title.subtitleReview of Margaret Harris, 'Dearest Munx: The Letters Of Christina Stead and William J. Blake' Miegunyah Press, $54.95 hb, 574 pp, 0522851738en
local.contributor.lastnamePenderen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:2039en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleA true correspondenceen
local.output.categorydescriptionD3 Review of Single Worken
local.relation.urlhttp://catalogue.mup.com.au/978-0-522-85173-1.htmlen
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