Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism: Historicizing Modernism (Hardcover)

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By Janet Wilson (Editor), Gerri Kimber (Editor), Susan Reid (Editor)
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Katharine 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.

About the Author

Janet Wilson is Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Northampton, UK, Research Fellow in New Zealand Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, and Co-Editor of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing. Gerri Kimber is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Northampton. She is Series Editor of the four-volume Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781441111302
ISBN-10: 1441111301
Publisher: Continuum
Publication Date: July 7th, 2011
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Historicizing Modernism