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Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism

Wilson, J. M., Kimber, G. and Reid, S., (eds.) (2011) Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism. London: Continuum. 9781441111302.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: A reinterpretation of Katherine Mansfield's work that expands our understanding of her place in Modernism. Katherine Mansfield’s arrival in London in 1908 marked the start of her professional career as a writer and this study marks a revival of her reputation as one of the foremost practitioners of the short story. The international line-up of contributors attests to Mansfield’s global appeal. By discussing her fiction in relation to her life, the contributors to this critical work present reinterpretations and readings. Enhanced by new transcriptions of manuscripts and access to her diaries and letters, these readings combine biographical approaches with critical-theoretical ones and focus not only on philosophy and fiction, but class and gender, biography/autobiography. The historical and aesthetic studies of Mansfield's work all take place within a framework of modernist literature, criticism and theory, thereby expanding our understanding of what it means to be a Modernist while allocating Mansfield a firm place in any current study of Modernism.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Rhythm, Henri Bergson, Periodical publishing, the short story, D.H. Lawrence, literary modernism
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR8309 English literature: Provincial, local, etc. > PR9639.3 New Zealand literature
Editors: Wilson, Janet M, Kimber, Gerri and Reid, Sue
Publisher: Continuum
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Research Centres > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Date: 7 July 2011
Date Type: Publication
Series Name: Historicizing modernism
Place of Publication: London
Number of Pages: 192
Language: English
ISBN: 9781441111302
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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