The Man Who Loved Children: A Novel

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Macmillan, 1965 - 527 Seiten

With an Introduction by Randall Jarrell. Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for each other. As Sam uses the children's adoration to feed his own voracious ego, Henny watches in bleak despair, knowing the bitter reality that lies just below his mad visions. A chilling novel of family life, the relations between parents and children, husbands and wives, The Man Who Loved Children, is acknowledged as a contemporary classic.

 

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Nutzerbericht  - stillatim - LibraryThing

Why did I not know? How could it be? Stead, or at least this book, ranks with or above the other "all style, little to no story" masters/masterpieces of the century, right there with Joyce, Gass, and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

A good if uncomfortable story of a dysfunctional family in 1930s Washington. Despite the title there is no paedophilic element to the story at all. A story about a toxic couple and their more endearing children. And some great writing to keep the reader company. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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38
IV
71
V
96
VI
150
VII
199
VIII
250
IX
314
X
366
XI
453
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Über den Autor (1965)

Christina Stead was the author of over a dozen works of fiction and the recipient of The Patrick White Prize. Her many other works include The Salzburg Tales and Seven Poor Men of Sydney. She was born in Australia in 1902 and died in 1983.

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