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Compiled after Katherine Mansfield’s death from fragments of diary entries, unposted letters, scraps of writing, her Journal, which was first published in 1927, is one of the classics of twentieth century literature, a uniquely truthful record of a great writer at work, of the spirit of a genius in the last ten years of her life, and of the development of the modern mind during the early years of the last century.Yet it is wry, funny, domestic, and rooted in the everyday. For many years it was essential reading
for readers and writers alike.We were nudged into reprinting it after reading a notebook entry by Irène Némirovsky, (author of the recently-published Suite Française) two days before she was deported in July 1942: ‘In my bag I have put Volume II of Anna Karenina, the Journal of KM and an orange.’
Journal
KATHERINE MANSFIELD
The endpaper we chose was ‘Amenophis III’, an Omega Workshop linen designed by Roger Fry in 1913 when the Journal of Katherine Mansfield begins.
WITH A PUBLISHER’S AFTERWORD
  © Mary Evans Picture Library.
PERSEPHONE BOOKS CATALOGUE
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