I've decided to turn my list of Christina Stead links into a separate page of its own, rather than a series of posts. The posts are still there, but from now on I'll leave them as they are and only update the page.
"The syllabus was a tour through Puritan pamphleteering, but conducted, so to speak, by a literary dandy."
"Geoffrey Hill, a poet regularly hailed as the greatest in the English language, died suddenly on 30 June at the age of 84." | "As if to enrage them further, he produced more and more oblique poems." | "There is no vast imaginative rupture between each of those phases, though there is a sad period of silence." | "Testimonies & other articles." | "I’ve been told he lived just long enough to cheer Iceland on." | G.W. Hill, Form 2L [via] | "It turns out he was something of a bluegrass fan." | "On 29th November 2013, I interviewed the poet Geoffrey Hill." | "It is a question that we might ask of Hill’s later poetry." | "He armored the poems." | "The following sermon was delivered at the funeral of Sir Geoffrey Hill." | "Somebody had the imagination to give Palgrave’s Golden Treasury to the policeman’s son."