KATHERINE MANSFIELD'S LETTERS TO JOHN MIDDLETON MURRY by John Middleton- Ed Murry
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KATHERINE MANSFIELD'S LETTERS TO JOHN MIDDLETON MURRY

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The husband of Katherine Mansfield"" has edited this collection of letters written during the years from 1913-1922 including passages omitted from the two-volume collection of letters published in 1928, which contained letters to others besides Mr. Murry. Intense, involuted, personal, at times playful, whimsically affectionate, these letters offer an intimate insight into the passionate inner life of a remarkable woman, and, enhanced by the comments of Mr. Murry, a burning portrait of ""a life in a love"". Her natural joy in writing coupled with a ""need to cry against corruption""; a sensuous delight in the little, gentle things like kittens, lovely dishes and good things to eat; the strain of living under her depressing illness which proved fatal; her struggle against the black fear of death and loneliness which was pitifully waged alone in the physical absence of her husband and against his failure to meet her impossible spiritual demands -- all these elements emerge in startling relief in the letters, which are essential to the reading of the works of Katherine Mansfield. Special for students and the literati.

Publisher: Knopf