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The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volume 5: 1922
  

The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volume 5: 1922 (Hardback)

Edited by O'Sullivan, Vincent
Edited by Scott, Margaret

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The fifth and final volume of the Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield covers the almost thirteen months during which her attention at first was firmly set on a last chance medical cure, then finally on something very different - if death came to seem inevitable, how should o...ne behave in the time that remained, so one could truly say one lived? Mansfield's biographers, like her friends, have wondered at the seemingly extraordinary decision to ditch conventional medicine, for the bizarre choice of Gurdjieff's Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at Fontainebleau. These letters show the clarity of mind and will that led to that decision, the courage and distress in making it, and the gaiety even once it was made. She went against what her education, her husband, and most of her friends would regard as reasonable, as she opted to spend her last months with Russian emigres and a strange assortment of Gurdjieff disciples (which she was not).But Fontainebleau give her the space and the incentive to shake free from the intellectualism that she thought the malaise of her time, as she worked at kitchen chores, took in the details of farm life, tried to learn Russian, and attempted to reach total honesty with herself. 'If I were allowed one simple cry to God,' she wrote in one of her last letters, that cry would be I want to be REAL.'
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ISBN 9780198183990
Released NZ 5 Jun 2008
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
Series Mansfield Collected Letters Series (part: 5)
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ISBN-13 9780198183990
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 5 Jun 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by O'Sullivan, Vincent
Edited by Scott, Margaret
Series Mansfield Collected Letters Series (part: 5)
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Cultural Studies
Feminism
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 376
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code 823.912
Weight 724g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Mansfield, Katherine - Correspondence, Authors, New Zealand - 20th century - Correspondence, Correspondence, 20th century, Mansfield, Katherine
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text College/higher education

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