Selected Letters

Selected Letters

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This selection of Katherine Mansfield's correspondence - from her first schoolgirl exchanges of 1903 to the last letters from the Gurdjieff Institute of Fontainebleau 20 years later - conveys her vivid and restless personality throughout a life that has become almost legendary for its vivacity and courage. It presents the voice of a new kind of 20th-century woman, in an erratic but determined movement towards self-definition. The selection draws from the five volumes of Mansfield's "Collected Letters", and covers the range of her epistolary styles. Many of the letters are to John Middleton Murry, a moving record of what she called "that utterly intense love"; others are to such friends as Lady Ottoline Morrell and S.S.Koteliansky, the painters Anne Estelle Drey and Dorothy Brett, her own family, literary friends and chance more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • bibliography, index
  • 0192820524
  • 9780192820525

About Katherine Mansfield

About the Editor Vincent O'Sullivan is Professor of English at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He is co-editor with Margaret Scott of The Collected Letters of Katherine more

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