Books: There's No Place Like Home

THE MAN WHO LOVED CHILDREN by Christina Stead. 527 pages. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. $5.95.

At the time it seemed like too much of a bad thing. Back in 1940, when Australia's Christina Stead (House of All Nations) first published The Man Who Loved Children, a world at war was in no mood to consider the perennial war between men and women. The book sold badly and was soon forgotten. But a slowly enlarging circle of literati insisted that a magnum opus had been overlooked, and the publisher at last consented to a second edition that proves the literati right. The Man...

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