NEW LONGER EXTENT - NOW 784ppKatherine Mansfield’s non-fiction collected in one volume for the first time
This volume redefines Katherine Mansfield as a critic, translator and poet. Bringing together all of Mansfield’s poetry (some 179 poems and several songs), her literary translations (including letters by Anton Chekhov as well as those of Dostoevsky to his wife), her witty, sometimes scorching, parodies and pastiches, her imaginative aphorisms, her many incisive and heartfelt reviews of the novels of the day, and her essays, including those for the little magazine, Rhythm, this collection attests to the enormous variety and distinctiveness of the non-fiction writing that Mansfield produced, some of it unpublished until this edition.
About the Author
Angela Smith is an emeritus professor of the University of Stirling where she was Director of the Centre of Commonwealth Studies. She has published widely on colonial and postcolonial writing and is the author of Katherine Mansfield: A Literary Life (Palgrave 2000) and Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two (Clarendon Press 1999) as well as the editor of Katherine Mansfield: Selected Stories (Oxford World's Classics, 2002).
Assembled by two of the leading authorities on Mansfield’s work, this will be the definitive collection of her non-fictional writings for a long time to come. Newly discovered poems and prose sketches take their place alongside more familiar pieces as Mansfield the professional writer is at long last revealed in all her engaging and rich abundance.
[A] hugely impressive achievement, which sheds new light on the verse, as well as the full range of Mansfield’s aphoristic, parodic, and journalistic narratives.