Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

by Angela Smith, Katherine Mansfield
     
 

Long after the death of Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) described being haunted by Mansfied in dreams. Through detailed comparative readings of their fiction, letters, and diaries, Angela Smith explores the intense affinity between the two writers. Writing at a time when the First World War and the changing attitudes towards empire

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Long after the death of Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) described being haunted by Mansfied in dreams. Through detailed comparative readings of their fiction, letters, and diaries, Angela Smith explores the intense affinity between the two writers. Writing at a time when the First World War and the changing attitudes towards empire problematized definitions of foreignness, the fiction of both Mansfield and Woolf is characterized by moments in which the perceiving consciousness sees the familiar made strange, the domestic made menacing.

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ISBN-13:
9780198183983
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1Liminal Experience1
2A Common Certain Understanding30
3Sense of Echo63
4Shifts in 'Prelude' and To the Lighthouse91
5Early Writings and Rites of Passage111
6A Single Day: 'At the Bay' and Mrs. Dalloway146
7Vertigo in 'The Daughters of the Late Colonel' and Jacob's Room194
8Threshold People225
Bibliography231
Index235

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