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Stead, C. K. (Christian Karlson) 1932-

Works: 151 works in 803 publications in 11 languages and 18,120 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Diaries  Biographical fiction  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Essays  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR9639.3.S7, NZ823.2
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The new poetic by C. K Stead( Book )

106 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of modern English poetry from the new tradition established by Yeats in the 1890s through to an influential reading of Eliot, and including a reassessment of the Georgians and the influence of Pound
The yellow buoy : poems 2007-2012 by C. K Stead( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his green enclave and 'avid for copy', this poet is singing still -- but also considering the acceptance of silence. C.K. Stead has always swum through literature, cultures, surroundings both physical and social, with a deft stroke. Completed in his eightieth year, The Yellow Buoy sees the poet firmly attached to his memories, attuned to his craft and attentive to his world. The book is divided into three parts: 'The Yellow Buoy', 'The Silence' and 'The Green Enclave'. Here, in classic vein, Catullus returns to receive the ONZ, write to friends and 'read the world'. Various other literary fellows appear in person, dream or conversation -- Allen Curnow and Hugh Kawharu, Frank Sargeson and Barry Humphries, Creeley, Mansfield and Wordsworth. The collection also includes warmly translated versions of poems by Eugenio Montale, Carlo Vita and Philippe Jaccottet; alongside glimpses of fantails and elegies for friends. From sonnets to syllabics, with settings ranging from Croatia and Colombia to Karekare and the Côte d'Azur, these masterly poems urge a reader to stay alert -- to pay attention to 'the poetic moment / so easily missed, / so quickly lost.' --Publisher's information
Book self : the reader as writer and the writer as critic by C. K Stead( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of critical writing, C.K. Stead takes the reader on a personal journey, from his earliest discovery of poetry as a young man to his experiences on the literary trail over the last few years. And he takes us on a trip through literary history, from Katherine Mansfield and T.S. Eliot to Michael King and Elizabeth Knox. For the first time, Stead includes in this book a series of journal extracts that allows readers closer to the mind of the writer."--Jacket
Kin of place : essays on 20 New Zealand writers by C. K Stead( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 28 critical essays provides provocative comment on the work of 20 New Zealand writers, including Elizabeth Knox, Katherine Mansfield, Kendrick Smithyman, Allen Curnow, and Janet Frame
Collected poems : 1951-2006 by C. K Stead( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Collected Poems includes the work of fourteen volumes of poetry, from Stead's first collection, Whether the Will is Free, to The Black River of 2007. In addition, it reprints 22 early previously uncollected poems that date from 1951 to 1961. Annotated by the author, the Collected Poems illustrates more than fifty years of the range and ambition of Stead's verse, in which the world always looks 'hard / at the word and the / word at the world'
In the glass case : essays on New Zealand literature by C. K Stead( )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and German and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a quarter of a century, C.K. Stead has built up a widely accessible collection of reviews and critical essays on New Zealand literature. In the Glass Case covers a wide spectrum of New Zealand writers, who are examined from a remarkably consistent viewpoint. The title is symbolic: New Zealand books were once held in a glass-fronted bookcase at the University of Auckland library. These were considered rare, although they are now out on the open shelves. Stead's views are often controversial and provoke discussion and passionate debate from other critics. This is not only an enlightening l
Answering to the language : essays on modern writers by C. K Stead( )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Hungarian and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Yeats to Les Murray, Auden to the Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse,?Teaching English' to?The New Victorians', this is C.K. Stead in full flight analysing literature and the world around him in key essays
Shelf life : reviews, replies and reminiscences by C. K Stead( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of reviews, interviews, opinion pieces, essays and lectures, many of which were previously published
Pound, Yeats, Eliot, and the modernist movement by C. K Stead( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters and journals of Katherine Mansfield : a selection by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare, Measure for measure : a casebook by C. K Stead( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of critical essays
Sister Hollywood by C. K Stead( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and German and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen from New Zealand during the war, Hollywood seemed to Bill Harper and his family too magical to be real. Bill's sister, Arlene, disappears from home. She is found - having an affair with a producer, arraigned before the UnAmerican Activities Committee and has success as a scriptwriter
Talking about O'Dwyer by C. K Stead( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two Oxford dons, Mike and Bertie, attend the funeral of expatriate New Zealander O'Dwyer, and Mike reveals that O'Dwyer spent his life haunted by a secret Maori curse, the admission leads him to ponder upon his own rich and varied past
The death of the body by C. K Stead( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Harry Butler has more than the average academic's problems to contend with. His wife has turned his study into a shrine, the Drug Squad have taken up residence in his kitchen and living next door is a woman he may once have met in Singapore. Harry's relationship with a student is also causing concern and some of his colleagues suspect him of going astray academically
My name was Judas by C. K Stead( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all know the story of Jesus told by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, but what about the version according to Judas? Judas's name became synonymous with betrayer, but is that how he saw it himself? In this witty, original and teasingly controversial account, some forty years after the death of Jesus, Judas finally tells the story as he remembers it. Looking back on his childhood and youth from an old age the gospel writers denied him, Judas recalls his friendship with Jesus; their schooling together; their families; the people who would go on to be disciples and followers; their journeys together and their dealings with the powers of Rome and the Temple. His is a story of friendship and rivalry, of a time of uncertainty and enquiry, a testing of belief, endurance and loyalty
Risk : a novel by C. K Stead( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently divorced New Zealander Sam Nola returns to London in early 2003, where he spent two years in his early twenties. Life for Sam has never been better: a grown-up, half-French daughter from a long-ago affair has recently been in touch, and he has walked into a lucrative role in the booming banking sector
Mansfield : a novel by C. K Stead( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three years in the life of the writer Katherine Mansfield explored in this novel are in part the story of the ups and downs of her relationship with Jack Middleton Murry and her struggle to write the "new kind of fiction" which she felt the times demanded. She is restless, constantly on the move, in and out of London, to and from France, even into the war zone to be with her French lover, novelist Francis Carco. For a short time, Mansfield is able to behave as though the war is merely "background", but her ardent relationship with her brother, who arrives from New Zealand to fight in France, makes detachment impossible - as does her love for Jack's Oxford friend Frederick Goodyear, also a soldier. The war's shadow remorselessly darkens all their lives, but only increases Mansfield's determination to break through as a writer
All visitors ashore by C. K Stead( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator of this novel once watched the white ships sail past Rangitoto Island and dreamed of a future beyond New Zealand. Now he wants only to recapture the past
New Zealand short stories by C. K Stead( Book )

40 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive collection of writing from the mid-fifties to the mid-sixties
The secret history of modernism by C. K Stead( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A chance meeting has New Zealand writer Laszlo Winter thinking back to his time in London in the late 1950s. The Empire might be in a state of collapse, but for young "colonials", England remains a mythical place that draws them from the farthest corners of the globe." "There was Australian Samantha Conlan, clever, desirable, hopelessly in love with married Jewish New Zealander Freddy Goldstein, who carried with him a dark history. Rajiv, earnest young Indian at work on a study of Yeats and the deeps of the Indian mind. The enigmatic Margot, whose bond with her athletic brother Mark troubled Laszlo in ways he didn't quite understand. Heather, the call girl with whom Laszlo exchanged lessons in Shakespeare for lessons in love. Maltese Mr Spitfire and How Repulsive the fishmonger who shared Laszlo's digs. The great writers of the time, and the details of their lives recorded by Samantha in her idiosyncratic research project that she named her Secret History of Modernism. There was all of that, and more - and there was Laszlo, knocking blindly about among them in that far-distant past that was London before the 1960s, despairing at his academic prospects, and gradually realising that he was, would only ever be, a storyteller." "Now, years later, from the other side of the world, from the other side of the millennium, the people seem to spring to life again. But the truth of what became of them, and how much is the fabric of fiction, only Laszlo can know, and the reader can guess at, in this beguiling new work by one of New Zealand's foremost writers."--Jacket
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Shakespeare, Measure for measure : a casebook
Alternative Names
C. K. Stead dichter uit Nieuw-Zeeland

C. K. Stead écrivain néo-zélandais

C. K. Stead escritor neozelandés

C. K. Stead neuseeländischer Schriftsteller, Literaturwissenschaftler und Herausgeber

C. K. Stead New Zealand writer

C. K. Stead scriitor neozeelandez

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Book self : the reader as writer and the writer as criticKin of place : essays on 20 New Zealand writersCollected poems : 1951-2006Answering to the language : essays on modern writersThe letters and journals of Katherine Mansfield : a selectionShakespeare, Measure for measure : a casebookSister HollywoodTalking about O'Dwyer