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Female Quest in Christina Stead"s for Love Alone (Lund Studies in English)

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Published by Lund University Press .
Written in English


  • Literary studies: general,
  • Feminist,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • 1902-,
  • Characters,
  • For love alone,
  • Intertextuality,
  • Stead, Christina,,
  • Women,
  • English

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12857109M
ISBN 109197402362
ISBN 109789197402361

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An unsentimental romance: Christina Stead's for love alone. Kunapipi, Dec Jennifer Strauss. Jennifer Strauss. It is an odd aspect of Australian literature that the poets have been - at least until fairly recently - a rather sober lot stylistically. It is in the work of novelists like Patrick White and Christina Stead that we find Gothic. of For love alone focus on its gender politics, casting Stead’s protagonist, Teresa Hawkins, as a feminist heroine. On this analysis, Teresas journey from Sydney to London signifies her ’ refusal to accept the provincial, misogynous culture of s Australia. to adopt Yetthis view of Teresais to underrate the satiric potency of For love alone. For Love Alone book. Read 13 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. High-minded, independent, imaginative, Teresa Hawkins knows only one /5(13).   The novel opens with Teresa and her sister Kitty attending the wedding of their cousin Malfi, setting the scene for Teresa’s quest for love – for a real love, though, not for “some schoolfellow gone into long trousers”. Unfortunately, while she is an intelligent and resourceful young girl, she is .

Overview. Driven by a belief in love above all else, Teresa Hawkins leaves her life in Australia and moves to London in search of her destiny. After years of emotional distance within her family, and despite her naïveté of the vagaries of heartache, Teresa dedicates her life to the commandment “thou shalt love.”. It is only through another man - her ebullient and warm-hearted employer James Quick - that Teresa comes to understand her power as a woman, and emerges from obsession to a real consciousness of sexuality and love. Set in Sydney and London, For Love Alone, first published in , is one of Christina Stead's finest s: 8. This book brings together essays which, in diverse ways, not only revise exisitng views on thirties writing, but also provide ways of accounting for its critical neglect. The essays examine, f0orm a variety of theoretical and critical perspectives, a body of work that reflects the true diversity of the literary and cultural contexts of the thirties, and includes studies on the work of Louis. For Love Alone is the story of the intelligent and determined Teresa Christina Stead was born in Sydney in , and died there in Most of her life was spent elsewhere: in London, Paris and other places in Europe, and in the United States. Her first book, The Salzburg Tales, was published in , followed by twelve more works of.