"By the time of this second volume Mansfield is writing as a serious author and mature woman and the style of her letters is formed--fluent, intimate, evocative."--Times Literary Supplement"Essential reading for anyone interested in twentieth-century literature."--Booklist"Her comments on these [literary] gatherings range, though not far, from caustic to bitchy, and are most enjoyable...we get, and it is impressive, a vision of a true writer for whom work was both life and salvation."--Sunday Telegraph"These are harrowing letters. But they are not in the end discouraging. The narrowness of the sick room did not so much contract as enlarge Mansfield's inner world. As her body lowered its defences, so in a sense did her imagination."--Observer"Mansfield's letters...are among the most memorable correspondence by any literary figure--intimate, witty, frank, revealing, and pungent. Absorbingly interesting in themselves, they also illuminate her short stories by disclosinRezension:
' admirable edition ... an important contribution to the Clarendon Press editions of literary correspondence. The editorial machinery is helpful without being obtrusive: Vincent O'Sullivan's introductions and notes are sensitive, well-informed, and illuminating, and Margaret Scott has grappled heroically with the transcription of Katherine Mansfield's handwriting' Karina Williamson, St Hilda's College, Oxford. Notes and Queries
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