Katherine's Wish

Katherine's Wish

by Linda Lappin


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ISBN-13: 9781877655586
Publisher: Wordcraft of Oregon
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Katherine's Wish 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Katherine Mansfield lives and breathes again in this historical novel which focuses on the last five years of Mansfield¿s life. It follows her ceaseless journeys across Europe in the company of her friend, Ida Baker, in search of healing and wholeness which came to her , alas, only spiritually at the end, when she withdrew to the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man in Fontainebleau founded by George Gurdjieff. The story is well known to lovers of Mansfield¿s work, since it has been told by Mansfield herself in her diaries, journal, and letters and by Ida and Murry, Katherine¿s husband, in their autobiographies. What Lappin has done is weave together these three strands, with echoes of Mansfield¿s own diaries and short stories, to give a multifaceted portrait of this time, from three points of view: Mansfield, Ida and Murry. In this sense, it uses literary techniques of the modernist period. Beautifully written, swift paced, detailed , and deeply moving recreation of a literary life. Reading it is like being held captive by a time traveler. Highly recommended for students of literature, book groups, or people who love a good read and a plunge into the past