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Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth von Arnim

Gerri Kimber, Isobel Maddison, and Todd Martin


Recent scholarship on the complex relationship between Katherine Mansfield and her best-selling author cousin, Elizabeth von Arnim, has done much to shed light on the familial, personal and literary connections between these unlikely friends. Although their lives appeared to be very different (Mansfield’s largely one of penurious poor health, von Arnim’s chiefly one of robust privilege), we know that each of these women experienced the other as an influential presence. Moreover, Mansfield’s narrator in her early collection of short stories, In a German Pension (1911), bears marked resemblances ... More

Keywords: Katherine Mansfield, Elizabeth von Arnim, modernist writers, comparative approaches, creative imagination, women writers

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474454438
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerri Kimber, editor

Isobel Maddison, editor

Todd Martin, editor

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