© 1987

The Critical Writings of Katherine Mansfield

  • Clare Hanson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Clare Hanson
    Pages 1-20
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 130-156

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Clare Hanson
    • 1
  1. 1.College of St. Paul and St. MaryCheltenhamUK

About the editors

CLARE HANSON was lecturer in English at the College of St Paul and St Mary, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and is now Professor of English at Loughborough University. Her previous publications include Katherine Mansfield (with Andrew Gurr) and Short Stories and Short Fictions, 1880-1980.

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