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Reading Mansfield and Metaphors of Form
by W. New

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Although Katherine Mansfield's short stories have remained continuously in print and appear in all standard anthologies, they have attracted remarkably little critical attention. W.H. New rectifies this by presenting a detailed critical analysis of her short stories, establishing Mansfield as a modernist writer of great importance.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Although Katherine Mansfield's short stories have remained continuously in print and appear in all standard anthologies, they have attracted remarkably little critical attention. W.H. New rectifies this by presenting a detailed critical analysis of her short stories, establishing Mansfield as a modernist writer of great importance.

Taking an innovative approach to criticism, Reading Mansfield and Metaphors of Form demonstrates how Mansfield's stylistic practice both embodies and conveys her analysis of social and psychological trauma through a "metaphoric" use of literary form. New argues that the stories are neither simple vehicles for conveying emotional states nor neutral representations of moments in time but carefully crafted models, or correlatives, of social and psychological conditions of understanding. He elucidates a number of formal strategies, such as sequence, reversal, negation, repetition, deferral, and reconstruction, and then applies them to a wide range of Mansfield's stories, including such favorites as "Prelude," "The Voyage," "The Little Governess," and "Je ne parle pas français."


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  • ISBN: 9780773567474
  • Publisher: MQUP
  • Date: Oct 2012
 
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