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All sorts of lives : Katherine Mansfield and the art of risking everything

ISBN: 9781529918342
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Origin: GB
Release Date: February, 2024

Book Details

Restless outsider, masher-up of form and convention, Katherine Mansfield’s career was short but dazzling. She was the only writer Virginia Woolf admitted being jealous of, yet by the 1950s was so undervalued that Elizabeth Bowen was moved to ask, ‘Where is she – our missing contemporary?’ In this inventive and intimate study, Claire Harman takes a fresh look at Mansfield’s life and achievements, through the form she did so much to revolutionise: the short story. Exploring ten pivotal works, we watch how Mansfield’s desire to grow as a writer pushed her art into unknown territory, and how illness sharpened her extraordinary vitality