Kōrero: Fiction

Influences on C.K. Stead

In this interview with arts critic Hamish Keith, C. K. Stead outlines the political and social factors that influenced his decision to become a writer of fiction, and contributed to the writing of his first novel, Smith's dream. The authoritarian response of the government during the 1951 waterfront dispute and Stead's feelings of alienation from what he described as 'middle New Zealand' made writers and other arts practitioners attractive to him, because they criticised political decisions and social mores. 

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Lydia Wevers, 'Fiction - New writers of the 1970s and 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/41943/influences-on-ck-stead (accessed 18 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Lydia Wevers, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Aug 2015