Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

A Public of Two
Author: Angela Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198183983
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 238
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Long after the death of Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) described being haunted by Mansfield in dreams. Through detailed comparative readings of their fiction, letters, and diaries, Smith explores the intense affinity between the two writers. Their particular inflection of modernism is interpreted through their shared experience as `threshold people', familiar with the liminal, for each of them a zone of transition and habitation. Writing at a time when the First World War and changing attitudes to empire problematized boundaries and definitions of foreignness, we see how the fiction of both Mansfield and Woolf is characterized by moments of disorienting suspension in which the perceiving consciousness sees the familiar made strange, the domestic made menacing.

Literature and living

a consideration of Katherine Mansfield & Virginia Woolf
Author: Ronald Hayman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 20
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Word of Mouth

Body Language in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf
Author: Patricia Moran,Patricia L. Moran
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813916750
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Word of Mouth focuses on the two most prominent women in British modernism, Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield. Both wrote with an extraordinary and sometimes celebratory self-consciousness about their status as "women writers." At odds with their explicit privileging of female difference, however, are patterns of imagery that demonstrate self-revulsion and self-hatred, the woman writer's rejection of herself. Patricia Moran points out that strategies of resistance and challenge are also strategies of repudiation and revulsion directed at female embodiment. Word of Mouth reevaluates Mansfield and Woolf, focusing on the figures of the anorexic and the hysteric and on the extensive imagery of eating, feeding, starvation, suffocation, flesh, and longing that permeates both fictional and nonfictional texts; it locates this writing within the overlapping frames of psychoanalytic theory, studies of women and eating disorders, and feminist work on women's anxiety of authorship.

Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

A Personal and Professional Bond
Author: Nóra Séllei
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783631304860
Category: Feminism and literature
Page: 163
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Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf were bound together by a tie alternately characterised as a 'curious friendship' and an 'uneasy sisterhood'. Relying on feminist and poststructural critiques of thinking about writing and writers in terms of autonomo

Two Stories

Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf and Their Literary Other[ness] ; The Men and Women of 1918
Author: Susan Hudson Fox
Publisher: N.A
Page: 730
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Examines collaboration between Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry, and between Virginia and Leonard Woolf, and the response of each writer to the other partner's literary strategies.

The Aesthetic Construction of the Female Grotesque in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

A Study of the Interplay of Life and Literature
Author: Gerardo Rodríguez Salas,Isabel-Maria Andres Cuevas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780773415652
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 134
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This comparative study of Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf explores how the two authors developed ideas of the grotesque and metaphorical cannibalism to undermine the imperial and patriarchal structures of Edwardian life.

Von Tagebüchern und Trugbildern

die autobiographischen Aufzeichnungen von Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf und Sylvia Plath
Author: Nicole Seifert,John Middleton Murry,Leonard Woolf,Ted Hughes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865990617
Category: Authors, New Zealand
Page: 260
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Translation as Collaboration

Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky
Author: Claire Davison
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748682821
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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This study focuses on the considerable but neglected body of works translated by S. S. Koteliansky in collaboration with Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield.

Beim Ruf der Eule

Author: Emma Claire Sweeney
ISBN: 3732556646
Category: Fiction
Page: 414
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Vincent Roper ist der Letzte, den Maeve Maloney in ihre Pension am Meer sehen will. Nach fast 50 Jahren steht er vor ihrer Tür und lässt sich nicht abweisen. Sie beide verbindet eine gemeinsame Jugend - und das Wissen um Maeves Zwillingsschwester: Edie, die singen konnte wie eine Nachtigall und berühmt geworden wäre, hätte sie die gleichen Chancen wie Maeve gehabt. Widerwillig gesteht Maeve sich ein, wie viel ihr Vince noch immer bedeutet. Wie ist es, zu lieben und geliebt zu werden? Jahrelang hat Maeve die Frage verdrängt, jetzt aber stellt sie sich wie nie zuvor ...

Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group

Author: Todd Martin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474298982
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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The New Zealand-born writer Katherine Mansfield associated intimately with many members of the Bloomsbury group, but her literary aesthetics placed her at a distance from the artistic works of the group. With chapters written by leading international scholars, Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group explores this conflicted relationship. Bringing together biographical and critical studies, the book examines Mansfield's relationships – personal and literary – with such major Modernist figures as Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley and Walter de la Mare as well as the ways in which her work engaged with and reacted against Bloomsbury. In this way the book reveals the true extent of Mansfield's wider influence on 20th-century modernist writing.

Virginia Woolf and the Literary Marketplace

Author: J. Dubino
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230114792
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 263
View: 1966

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These unique essays focus primarily on Woolf's non-fiction and considers her in the context of the modernist marketplace. With research based on new archival material, this volume makes important new contributions to the study of the 'gift economy.'

Katherine Mansfield and Translation

Author: Claire Davison
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474400396
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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This volume enables students and scholars to appreciate Mansfield's central place in various trans-European networks of modernism working in or through translation and translated idioms.

Modernist Short Fiction by Women

The Liminal in Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair and Virginia Woolf
Author: Claire Drewery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317094514
Category: Fiction
Page: 158
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Taking on the neglected issue of the short story's relationship to literary Modernism, Claire Drewery examines works by Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, and Virginia Woolf. Drewery argues that the short story as a genre is preoccupied with transgressing boundaries, and thus offers an ideal platform from which to examine the Modernist fascination with the liminal. Embodying both liberation and restriction, liminal spaces on the one hand enable challenges to traditional cultural and personal identities, while on the other hand they entail the inevitable negative consequences of occupying the position of the outsider: marginality, psychosis, and death. Mansfield, Richardson, Sinclair, and Woolf all exploit this paradox in their short fiction, which typically explores literal and psychological borderline states that are resistant to rational analysis. Thus, their short stories offered these authors an opportunity to represent the borders of unconsciousness and to articulate meaning while also conveying a sense of that which is unsayable. Through their concern with liminality, Drewery shows, these writers contribute significantly to the Modernist aesthetic that interrogates identity, the construction of the self, and the relationship between the individual and society.

Virginia Woolf

Lesbian Readings
Author: Eileen Barrett
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814712634
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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The last two decades have seen a resurgence of critical and popular attention to Virginia Woolf's life and work. Such traditional institutions as The New York Review of Books now pair her with William Shakespeare in promotional advertisements; her face is used to sell everything from Barnes & Noble books to Bass Ale. Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings represents the first book devoted to Woolf's lesbianism. Divided into two sections, Lesbian Intersections and Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels, these essays focus on how Woolf's private and public experience and knowledge of same-sex love influences her shorter fiction and novels. Lesbian Intersections includes personal narratives that trace the experience of reading Woolf through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels provides lesbian interpretations of the individual novels, including Orlando, The Waves, and The Years. Breaking new ground in our understanding of the role Woolf's love for women plays in her major writing, these essays shift the emphasis of lesbian interpretations from Woolf's life to her work.

Fliegen, tanzen, wirbeln, beben

Vignetten eines Frauenlebens - Mit einem Essay von Virginia Woolf
Author: Katherine Mansfield
Publisher: Manesse Verlag
ISBN: 3641237432
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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«Man entgeht der Herrlichkeit des Lebens nicht.» Katherine Mansfield Gute Tage, schlechte Tage, Augenblicke himmlischer Glückseligkeit oder solche tiefer Bestürzung – aus allem macht die Sprachkünstlerin Katherine Mansfield reinste Poesie. Ihr Tagebuch gewährt Einblick in ein bei aller Kürze überreiches Leben: überreich an Hochgefühlen und Selbstzweifeln, überreich an musischen Begabungen, Liebeswagnissen, Dramen und Schicksalsschlägen. Die Auswahl reicht von ersten Talentproben der zwölfjährigen Neuseeländerin Kathleen Beauchamp bis hin zur brillanten Tagebuchprosa einer gereiften Schriftstellerin. Hier in Neuübersetzung vorgelegt, faszinieren die Texte durch gedankliche Tiefe, Intimität, Empfindungsreichtum und den Zauber der poetischen Weltbetrachtung. Mit einem Nachwort von Dörte Hansen!