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Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf$
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Gerri Kimber, Todd Martin, and Christine Froula

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474439657

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439657.001.0001

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Introduction: Thinking Sideways through One’s Sisters

Introduction: Thinking Sideways through One’s Sisters

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(p.1) Introduction: Thinking Sideways through One’s Sisters
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Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf
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Christine Froula

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439657.003.0001

‘She’s always there’, sighed someone at the 2017 Katherine Mansfield Conference when Virginia Woolf’s name cropped up yet again, and the audience sighed with her: ‘she’s always there’. Mansfield’s ardent overture of friendship to Woolf launched a relationship of mutual admiration and fascination shot through with misunderstanding, wariness, rivalry and envy. Now ‘curious & thrilling’, now warm, absorbing and intimate; now distant, dormant, secretly dismissive, always competitive, often foundering in ‘quicksands’, their six-year friendship was, for all its ambivalence, uniquely valued by them both for the sake of their ‘precious art’....

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