The Critical Writings of Katherine Mansfield

The Critical Writings of Katherine Mansfield

by C. Hanson (Editor)


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Katherine Mansfield was a formidable critic: astute, witty and something more - she had, as Middleton Murry put it, an extraordinary style and critical verve, mastery and 'sureness of touch'. This is the first scholarly edition of her critical writings. A substantial introduction sets the scene for an understanding of Katherine Mansfield's position as a woman writer on the edge of, but never completely accepted by, Bloomsbury; responding to the pressures of the First World War, illness and exile, and attempting to reconcile the facts of life with the truths of fiction. Careful annotation supplies essential information for following the evolution of her ideas - and her art - from 1907 until her death in 1923.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333393918
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/13/1987
Edition description: 1987
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements A Note on Sources Introduction THE WORLD OF TWO: KATHERIN MANSFIELD AND J.M.MURRAY, 1911-19 Rhythm Extracts from Letters and Journals 'WANTED, A NEW WORLD': THE ATHENAEUM , 1919-20 Extracts from Letters and Journals The Athenaeum Revies Eminent novelists European novelists Contemporary women writers The war The short-story form The past, and writing as a colonial The 'pastime' novel WORK IN PROGRESS: NOTES ON WRITING, 1921-2 Extracts from Letters and Journals Review Material from 1921 Notes Appendix 1: Material from Katherine Mansfield's Early Notebooks Appendix 2: 'Virginia's Journal' Index

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