The Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield

The Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield Book
✏Book Title : The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield
✏Author : Vincent O'Sullivan
✏Publisher : OUP Oxford
✏Release Date : 2008-06-05
✏Pages : 376
✏ISBN : 9780191541827
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Book Summary : The fifth and final volume of the Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield covers the almost thirteen months during which her attention at first was firmly set on a last chance medical cure, then finally on something very different - if death came to seem inevitable, how should one behave in the time that remained, so one could truly say one lived? Mansfield's biographers, like her friends, have wondered at the seemingly extraordinary decision to ditch conventional medicine, for the bizarre choice of Gurdjieff's Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at Fontainebleau. These letters show the clarity of mind and will that led to that decision, the courage and distress in making it, and the gaiety even once it was made. She went against what her education, her husband, and most of her friends would regard as reasonable, as she opted to spend her last months with Russian émigrés and a strange assortment of Gurdjieff disciples (which she was not). But Fontainebleau give her the space and the incentive to shake free from the intellectualism that she thought the malaise of her time, as she worked at kitchen chores, took in the details of farm life, tried to learn Russian, and attempted to reach total honesty with herself. 'If I were allowed one simple cry to God,' she wrote in one of her last letters, that cry would be I want to be REAL.'

The Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield Volume Iv 1920 1921 Book
✏Book Title : The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume IV 1920 1921
✏Author : Katherine Mansfield
✏Publisher : Clarendon Press
✏Release Date : 1996-03-28
✏Pages : 392
✏ISBN : 9780191590047
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume IV 1920 1921 Book Summary : The letters is this volume cover the eighteen months katherine Mansfield spent in England, France, and Switzerland from May 1920 to the end of 1921. It is the period of her finest stories, and when her life took its most decisive turn. There is a subtle but unmistakable change in her expectations, a new 'spiritual' insistence that is both elusive and resolute. From her Chekovian acceptance that 'they are cutting down the cherry trees' she derives a tough existential directness: 'the little boat enters the dark, fearful gulf...Nobody listens. The shadowy figure rows on. One ought to sit still and uncover one's eyes.' There is a determined push - not always successful - towards a necessary honesty, as much as to artistic achievement; while those qualities of her earlier correspondence remain undiminished - the precision and directness, the intelligence and wit, the dark incisiveness as much as sheer fun. Above all, perhaps, these letters comprise a record of very considerable courage, against increasingly adverse odds, as they approach the final years of her life.

The Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield Book
✏Book Title : The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield
✏Author : Katherine Mansfield
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1984
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✏ISBN : LCCN:83012189
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Book Summary : V. 2. Includes her correspondence from early 1918 to the autumn of 1919. Her love for Middleton Murry, her response to the First World War, and her acceptance of the inevitable advance of tuberculosis, are handled with wit and warmth, in a text which has been transcribed afresh from the original letters. Volume 3: Covers the eight months she spent in Italy and the South of France between the English summers of 1919 and 1920. It was a time of intense personal reassessment and distress. Mansfield's relationship with her husband John Middleton Murry was bitterly tested, and most of the letters in this present volume chart that rich and enduring partner'ship through its severest trial. This was a time, too, when Mansfield came to terms with the closing off of possibilities that her illness entailed. Without flamboyance or fuss, she felt it necessary to discard earlier loyalties and even friendships, as she sought for a spiritual standpoint that might turn her illness to less negative ends. As she put it, 'One must be ... continually giving & receiving, and shedding & renewing, & examining & trying to place'. Volume 4. The letters is this volume cover the eighteen months katherine Mansfield spent in England, France, and Switzerland from May 1920 to the end of 1921. It is the period of her finest stories, and when her life took its most decisive turn. There is a subtle but unmistakable change in her expectations, a new 'spiritual' insistence that is both elusive and resolute. From her Chekovian acceptance that 'they are cutting down the cherry trees' she derives a tough existential directness: 'the little boat enters the dark, fearful gulf...Nobody listens. The shadowy figure rows on. One ought to sit still and uncover one's eyes.' There is a determined push - not always successful - towards a necessary honesty, as much as to artistic achievement; while those qualities of her earlier correspondence remain undiminished - the precision and directness, the intelligence and wit, the dark incisiveness as much as sheer fun. Above all, perhaps, these letters comprise a record of very considerable courage, against increasingly adverse odds, as they approach the final years of her life. The fifth and final volume of the Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield covers the almost thirteen months during which her attention at first was firmly set on a last chance medical cure, then finally on something very different - if death came to seem inevitable, how should one behave in the time that remained, so one could truly say one lived? Mansfield's biographers, like her friends, have wondered at the seemingly extraordinary decision to ditch conventional medicine, for the bizarre choice of Gurdjieff's Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at Fontainebleau. These letters show the clarity of mind and will that led to that decision, the courage and distress in making it, and the gaiety even once it was made. She went against what her education, her husband, and most of her friends would regard as reasonable, as she opted to spend her last months with Russian émigrés and a strange assortment of Gurdjieff disciples (which she was not). But Fontainebleau give her the space and the incentive to shake free from the intellectualism that she thought the malaise of her time, as she worked at kitchen chores, took in the details of farm life, tried to learn Russian, and attempted to reach total honesty with herself. 'If I were allowed one simple cry to God,' she wrote in one of her last letters, that cry would be I want to be REAL.' -- Publisher.

Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield Volume 4 Book
✏Book Title : Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume 4
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✏ISBN : OCLC:1099609141
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield Volume 1 Book
✏Book Title : Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume 1
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✏ISBN : OCLC:1099620153
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The Edinburgh Edition Of The Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield Volume 1 Book
✏Book Title : The Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume 1
✏Author : Claire Davison
✏Publisher : EUP
✏Release Date : 2020-02-28
✏Pages : 600
✏ISBN : 1474445446
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume 1 Book Summary : A new authoritative edition of Katherine Mansfield's complete correspondence Provides accurate transcriptions that shed new light on the everyday, intimate world of Mansfield as a letter-writer Organised A-Z, which foregrounds the lives and personalities of her correspondents, along with the various self-fictionalising games that the letter-writer played Showcases letters and sections of letters that have never previously been published Provides meticulous explanatory notes and rich contextual information Offers extensive attention to the cultural and socio-political context of the correspondence From Conrad Aiken to Hugh Jones, this first volume covers correspondents from every period of Mansfield's life. A detailed introduction, together with biographical portraits for each correspondent, enhance the cultural and socio-historical context, while the letters themselves offer a detailed exposé of Mansfield's life: from exile and emigration, intimacy and betrayal, and the traumas of war and disease, to nature and the environment and fashions and food. The volume also reveals the intimacies of some of Mansfield's most prized friendships.

Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield Volume 3 Book
✏Book Title : Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume 3
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✏ISBN : OCLC:1099610225
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield Volume 2 Book
✏Book Title : Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume 2
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✏ISBN : OCLC:1099621278
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The Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield Volume Iv 1920 1921 Book
✏Book Title : The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume IV 1920 1921
✏Author : Katherine Mansfield
✏Publisher : Clarendon Press
✏Release Date : 1996-03-28
✏Pages : 392
✏ISBN : 0198185324
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume IV 1920 1921 Book Summary : The letters in this volume cover the eighteen months Katherine Mansfield spent in England, France, and Switzerland from May 1920 to the end of 1921. It is the period of her finest stories, and when her life took its most decisive turn. The qualities of her earlier correspondence remain undiminished - the precision and directness, the intelligence and wit, the dark incisiveness as much as sheer fun. Above all, perhaps, these letters comprise a record of very considerable courage, against increasingly adverse odds, as they approach the final years of her life.

Edinburgh Edition Of The Collected Letters Of Katherine Mansfield Book
✏Book Title : EDINBURGH EDITION OF THE COLLECTED LETTERS OF KATHERINE MANSFIELD
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✏Release Date : 2020
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 1474445489
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏EDINBURGH EDITION OF THE COLLECTED LETTERS OF KATHERINE MANSFIELD Book Summary :