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The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volume IV: 1920-1921
  

The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volume IV: 1920-1921 (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Mansfield, Katherine
Edited by O'Sullivan, Vincent
Edited by Scott, Margaret

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The letters is this volume cover the eighteen months katherine Mansfield spent in England, France, and Switzerland from May 1920 to the end of 1921. It is the period of her finest stories, and when her life took its most decisive turn. There is a subtle but unmistakable change in... her expectations, a new 'spiritual' insistence that is both elusive and resolute. From her Chekovian acceptance that 'they are cutting down the cherry trees' she derives a tough existential directness: 'the little boat enters the dark, fearful gulf...Nobody listens. The shadowy figure rows on. One ought to sit still and uncover one's eyes.' There is a determined push - not always successful - towards a necessary honesty, as much as to artistic achievement; while those qualities of her earlier correspondence remain undiminished - the precision and directness, the intelligence and wit, the dark incisiveness as much as sheer fun. Above all, perhaps, these letters comprise a record of very considerable courage, against increasingly adverse odds, as they approach the final years of her life.
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ISBN 9780198185321
Released NZ 28 Mar 1996
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Series Collected letters of Katherine Mansfield (part: 4)
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ISBN-13 9780198185321
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Clarendon Press
Released 28 Mar 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Mansfield, Katherine
Edited by O'Sullivan, Vincent
Edited by Scott, Margaret
Series Collected letters of Katherine Mansfield (part: 4)
Category Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Literature: Texts
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 392
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 823.912
Weight 751g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women authors, New Zealand, 20th century, Correspondence
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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