The preface considers the nature of Stead's decidedly unconventional achievement, suggesting how the influences of her Darwinist father and her Marxist partner are worked out in this extraordinary rendering of a young woman's life in post-war New York. Following critic Randall Jarrell and biographer Hazel Rowley, the article looks for an explanation for the long neglect of this extraordinary writer and finds it in a combination of her unfashionable political positions, and her development, along with writers like D H Lawrence and Thomas Berhnhard, of what might best be described as 'the catharsis of exhaustion". Rather, that is, than reaching any resolution, a point is reached where characters, writer and reader are all brought to a point of exhaustion, hence the end of the narrative is perceived as a form of truce, rather than a genuine conclusion.
|Titolo del libro:||Letty Fox: Her Luck, by Christina Stead|
|Luogo di pubblicazione:||New York|
|Nome editore:||New York Review of Books|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in libro|