William James Blake

Standard Name: Blake, William James

Connections

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Employer Christina Stead
In her second week in LondonCS was taken on as a secretary by a grain merchant firm managed by an American, William Blech . When an agency first recommended this job, paying two pounds...
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Stead
CS , aged nearly fifty, married her fifty-seven-year-old partner Bill Blake , unemployed Marxist writer and ex-banker, after his divorce finally came through and after they had been nearly twenty-five years together.
Rowley, Hazel. Christina Stead: A Biography. Secker and Warburg, 1995.
382-3
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Stead
William Blake , husband of CS , died in the Westminster Hospital, London, from stomach cancer, one week after an operation which removed part of his stomach—a terrible blow for Stead.
Rowley, Hazel. Christina Stead: A Biography. Secker and Warburg, 1995.
467-8
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Stead
Within a year CS had become the lover of her American manager at work. William James Blech (later Blake) , whom she called Wilhelm at first and later Bill. He was both an investment...
Publishing Christina Stead
At a time when proletarian fiction was all the rage, she felt she was writing an ideologically correct work that would expose the sordid machinations of fraudulent capitalists, though she realised that while perhaps revolutionary...
Residence Christina Stead
CS and Bill Blech left Paris, where they had been living at 10 rue Jean Bart, for London, where within four months they settled in a seventh-storey flat at 78, Chiltern Court, Baker Street.
Rowley, Hazel. Christina Stead: A Biography. Secker and Warburg, 1995.
160-1
Residence Christina Stead
CS , her partner Bill Blech , and Bill's mother , left London (abandoning all their possessions there), streaked through Ireland from Dublin to Galway, and boarded a boat for Boston, Massachusetts.
Rowley, Hazel. Christina Stead: A Biography. Secker and Warburg, 1995.
179-81
Residence Christina Stead
CS left New York (having lived in the USA for nine years) and embarked for Antwerp in Belgium to join her partner, William James Blake , who had gone ahead to war-shattered Europe.
Rowley, Hazel. Christina Stead: A Biography. Secker and Warburg, 1995.
335-7
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Residence Christina Stead
Six years after her husband 's death, CS left London to return for good to Sydney, Australia, which she had left more than forty-five years before. She spent some months in New York en route.
Rowley, Hazel. Christina Stead: A Biography. Secker and Warburg, 1995.
506-10
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Textual Production Christina Stead
She had begun the manuscript five and half years before the book was published.
Rowley, Hazel. Christina Stead: A Biography. Secker and Warburg, 1995.
158-9
Her partner Bill Blech (not yet accustomed to her lengthy and agonising reworkings) observed that if she live[d] to the...

Timeline

14 August 1939
Four hundred US intellectuals signed an open letter to All Active Supporters of Democracy and Peace asserting that the USSR was a bulwark against war and aggression,
Rowley, Hazel. Christina Stead: A Biography. Secker and Warburg, 1995.
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contrary to politically orthodox views.