Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield Katherine Mansfield is a powerfully understated fictional narrative of an author who was determined to make her way and her mark in London s early th Century literary society A foreigner from New Ze

  • Title: Katherine Mansfield
  • Author: Joanna FitzPatrick
  • ISBN: 9780991654925
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Katherine Mansfield is a powerfully understated fictional narrative of an author who was determined to make her way and her mark in London s early 20th Century literary society A foreigner from New Zealand, Mansfield was never welcomed into the famed Bloomsbury Group, yet she was respected even revered by Virginia Woolf, who admitted Mansfield was the only writer whoKatherine Mansfield is a powerfully understated fictional narrative of an author who was determined to make her way and her mark in London s early 20th Century literary society A foreigner from New Zealand, Mansfield was never welcomed into the famed Bloomsbury Group, yet she was respected even revered by Virginia Woolf, who admitted Mansfield was the only writer who made her jealous Mansfield s prolific literary career was on an upward spiral when on her thirtieth birthday her doctors advise her to stop writing, move to a sanatorium, and die quietly of tuberculosis Her response to this death toll was to become a wandering consumptive who traveled from London to Paris, to the Riviera, and high into the Alps in pursuit of a cure for her health and her soul, and in pursuit of her next short story Informed by the historic record and interspersed with Mansfield s own correspondence and diaries, this historical novel guides us through Mansfield s life her struggles, successes, and setbacks and inside the debilitating disease that sapped her energy, derailed her marriage, and fostered her growing dependency on a faithful and obsessive caregiver, LM, a woman whose devotion bred equal parts gratitude and resentment.

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    • Joanna FitzPatrick

      An element of art following life underlies the story of my new book, THE DRUMMER S WIDOW RELEASE DATE MAY 1, 2014 I was a screenwriter in Hollywood before working in the music industry I worked with Bette Midler and managed The Manhattan Transfer before moving to New York to become the Managing Director of Gramavision Records, promoting jazz, blues and eclectic classical music My first husband was a famous lead guitarist of a 60s rock n roll band and seven years after my divorce I met my present husband of 32 years, a drummer and multiple myeloma cancer survivor of 10 years When asked about my book s title, he laughs and says, Yes, it s true, she s written a story about my death I am a Random House editor of romance novels, like my character, Marisa, and I have written a yet to be published memoir, SHA LA LA LIVE FOR TODAY the same title of the memoir that Marisa is writing about growing up in Hollywood, marrying and divorcing a rock star, and becoming a single mother in need of a paycheck Me and my very much alive drummer husband divide our time between southern France and Carmel Valley, California where I wrote THE DRUMMER S WIDOW.I am also the author of KATHERINE MANSFIELD an historical novel of the famous author s life 1888 1923 MANSFIELD was the only writer Virginia Woolf was ever jealous of.



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    • In Pursuit is not only a captivating but a thought-provoking read.I have never read anything by Katherine Mansfield, though I have heard of her.After reading In Pursuit, I really asked myself why I haven't read anything by her. The fact that Virginia Woolf was jealous of Katherine Mansfield's writing makes me want to read her work even more.I have read few biographical fiction but I don't remember being so captured as I was by this book.The beauty of this book is that the author presents Katheri [...]


    • I had only come across Katherine Mansfield through her short stories and her relationship with John Middleton Murray. In studying D.H.Lawrence the couple had been peripheral to my interests. I really enjoyed Joanna Fitzpatrick's book and felt guilty for not having given Mansfield more attention. The story is a work of scholarship as well as of fiction: I loved the references to letters and journals. A powerful portrait was created of Katherine and her relationships. The medical treatments and he [...]


    • I have read a fair bit about Mansfield's concentrated time with Gurdjieff at the Château du Preiuré. Together they worked on the Sacred Dances. You can read about her time there gurdjieff-bibliographyAnyways - I want to know how Joanna FitzPatrick deals with this time, or whether she chooses to ignore it. One cannot rave about VW without having read Katherine Mansfield and with the exception of Mrs Dalloway, Mansfield's work was the better IMHO.I cannot believe I have discussed this twice in t [...]




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