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Christina Stead

Christina Stead (17 July 1902 – 31 March 1983) was an Australian novelist and short-story writer acclaimed for her satirical wit and penetrating psychological characterisations. Christina Stead was a committed Marxist, although she was never a member of the Communist Party. She spent much of her life outside Australia.

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Why is it every careerist tries to turn his mother into a Madonna--to prove his intellect is a virgi ...

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Each Australian is a Ulysses.

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I hate Bernard Shaw because he says that life is compromise.

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No rich man is a patriot, no rich man is a friend. They have all only got one fatherland the Ritz-Ca ...

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All new money is made through the shifting of social classes and the dispossession of old classes.

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A single girl must lead a double life don't you think?

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I do not want to go to heaven; I want my children, forever children, and other children, stalwart ad ...

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Intuition is not infallible; it only seems to be the truth. It is a message which we may interpret w ...

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Radicalism is the opium of the middle class.

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A woman is a hunter without a forest.

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Anyone would think a thin stick like me, weak and miserable would go down with everything: do you th ...

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When people are collecting gold they aren't doing business. ... Gold is constipation: even bankruptc ...

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The waste, the insane freaks of these money men, the cynicism and egotism of their life... I'll show ...

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She was able to feel active creation going on around her in the rocks and hills, where the mystery o ...

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To me, all the juice of a book is in an unpublished manuscript, and the published book is like a dea ...

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