Katherine Mansfield: A Literary Lifeby A. Smith
In a letter, Katherine Mansfield writes: 'I hate the sort of licence that English people give themselves - to spread over and flop and roll about. I feel as fastidious as though I write with acid'. This book explores Mansfield's idiosyncratic aesthetic by focusing on her position as an outsider in Britain: a New-Zealander, a woman writer, a Fuavist, and eventually a consumptive. Her sharp-edged fiction is discussed in relation to her involvement with Post-Impressionist painting and painters.
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Angela Smith is Senior Lecturer in English Studies and Director of the Centre of Commonwealth Studies at the University of Stirling.
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