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Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe

Katherine Mansfield Studies, Volume 1

Edited by Delia da Sousa Correa, Gerri Kimber

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New scholarly assessments of Katherine Mansfield's relationships with Continental Europe and the European reception of her work

The inaugural volume of Katherine Mansfield Studies illuminates Mansfield’s literary and personal relationships with Continental Europe. The essays explore Mansfield’s absorption of French literature and thought, highlighting affinities with Henri Bergson’s interpretations of consciousness and with the writings of Marcel Proust. There are important insights into the memorable letters written by Mansfield whilst trapped in Paris under German Bombardment in 1918. Beyond France, we are offered an intriguing view of Mansfield’s literary and critical afterlife in Czechoslovakia, and of the cosmopolitanism that characterised her entire life and writing. Also in this volume – appearing in the wake of the publication of the final volume of her collected letters – Mansfield’s own practice as a reviewer is explored as a counter-balance to her current critical reception. With a preface by a distinguished editor and scholar of Mansfield and a rich creative writing section that includes work by several eminent New Zealand writers.

About the Author

Delia da Sousa Correa grew up in New Zealand and studied at the University of Canterbury before moving on to graduate study in London and Oxford. She is Senior Lecturer in English at the Open University and is co-editor of "Katherine Mansfield Studies". Her research focuses on connections between literature and music in the nineteenth-century and early modernist periods.

Gerri Kimber, Visiting Professor in the Department of English at the University of Northampton, is co-editor of the annual yearbook Katherine Mansfield Studies, and Chair of the Katherine Mansfield Society. She is the deviser and Series Editor of the four-volume Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield (2016) and the author of Katherine Mansfield: The View from France, and A Literary Modernist: Katherine Mansfield and the Art of the Short Story.

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