The Scrapbook of Katherine Mansfield

The Scrapbook of Katherine Mansfield

The Scrapbook of Katherine Mansfield

The Scrapbook of Katherine Mansfield

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This final collection of Katherine Mansfield's literary remains needs some explanation. The explanation is simple. About a year ago, for medical reasons, it appeared imperative that I should lose no time in tidying up my affairs. I turned my hand first to Katherine Mansfield's papers, because her handwriting is very difficult, and it seemed unlikely that anyone but myself would be able to decipher them. Being temporarily incapacitated from other work, I employed myself in transcribing all the unpublished fragments of her writing that I could find, and arranging them in chronological order.

It is possible that I attach an exaggerated importance to these. But since I had the same misgiving when I originally gathered together her Journal, which European opinion has received as a minor classic, I feel that I must trust to my instinct again, and again hope that what . . .

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