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The Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield, Volume 3: Letters to John Middleton Murry 1912-1918

Claire Davison

Unlike the first two volumes of this new edition of Katherine Mansfield's letters, which encompassed a dazzling variety of correspondents, this third volume focuses exclusively on letters to John Middleton Murry, chronologically arranged, from the day when he first became her lodger in 1912 through to the week after the Armistice in November 1918, when they were newly married. It is no exaggeration to say that over the course of these six years, their entire world was turned upside down. By the time the volume closes, they are married but already increasingly estranged; they have both become professional writers but grapple with increasing economic precarity; Europe lies ravaged by war; and the devastating diagnosis of tuberculosis has been pronounced, not, ironically, for Murry whose fragile health had preoccupied them for two years, but for Mansfield herself. This volume of letters documents the whole spectrum of changes, against a vivid historical and socio-cultural backcloth and contains entirely new, insightful and extensive annotations. A second volume of letters between the pair completes the edition.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 30th, 2023
  • Pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.76lb
  • EAN: 9781474445528
  • Categories: LettersEuropean - English, Irish, Scottish, WelshWomen Authors

About the Author

Davison, Claire: - Claire Davison is Professor of Modernist Studies at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, where her teaching and research focus on the borders and boundaries of modernism; this includes the translation and reception of Russian literature in the 1910s-20s, cross-Channel modernist dialogues, and literary and musical modernism. Her current research bears on modernist soundscapes and broadcasting in the 1920s-30s.
Kimber, Gerri: - Gerri Kimber is a Visiting Professor in the Department of English at the University of Northampton and is co-editor of the annual yearbook Katherine Mansfield Studies. 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.