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The Man Who Loved Children - Randall Jarrell, Christina Stead
The Man Who Loved Children
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140181821 (0140181822)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
This is a strange book. My knowledge of Australian based or influence literature is very lacking. The writer, Stead, was born down under but the book takes place in Washington. So really what is it? It reads like magic realism, but it’s not really. In some ways, Stead reminds me of Angela Carte...
wealhtheow rated it
from Katha Pollitt and Marjorie Williams' discussion at Slate: "It is one of the greatest novels about childhood I have ever read. Actually, it is one of the greatest novels I have ever read -- it should be just as well-known as Ulysses or To the Lighthouse as a classic of twentieth-century literatu...
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4.0 The Man Who Loved Children: A Novel
This novel is the dysfunctional family writ large. Dad is a civil servant naturalist with superficially benevolent ideas about the world and mankind, but with a heavy dose of sexism, a leaning toward eugenics, a disdain for literature, and most importantly a massive dose of narcissism hidden beneath...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it
As good and as brutal on childhood as Cat's Eye.
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