. . . Miss Stead, who is an Australian, and something of a newcomer to America, is unfortunately handicapped by a rather shaky grip on the local idioms and mores, and the subject matter appears to have sapped her of the originality and wit with which she enlivened such earlier novels as The Beauties and Buries and House of All Nations.
"Christina Stead in New York,"
1, Article 4.
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