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Reading Mansfield and metaphors of form

Author: W H New
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1999.
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"Taking an innovative approach to criticism, Reading Mansfield and Metaphors of Form demonstrates how Mansfield's stylistic practice both embodies and conveys her analysis of social and psychological trauma through a "metaphoric" use of literary form. New argues that the stories are neither simple vehicles for conveying emotional states nor neutral representations of moments in time but carefully crafted models, or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Katherine Mansfield; Katherine Mansfield; Katherine Mansfield; Katherine Mansfield; Katherine Mansfield; Katherine Mansfield
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W H New
ISBN: 077351791X 9780773517912
OCLC Number: 39606884
Description: xxi, 215 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Canon, Colony, and Critical Expectation --
Reading and Writing --
Reading Reading --
In the Act of Writing: Manuscript Practice --
A Catalogue of Forms --
Metaphors of Form --
Reading for form --
Reiteration: Stories of Static Action --
Overturns: Stories of Deferral --
After and Before: The Epilogues and "Prelude" --
The Art of Reconstruction: Reading "The Escape".
Responsibility: W.H. New.

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"Taking an innovative approach to criticism, Reading Mansfield and Metaphors of Form demonstrates how Mansfield's stylistic practice both embodies and conveys her analysis of social and psychological trauma through a "metaphoric" use of literary form. New argues that the stories are neither simple vehicles for conveying emotional states nor neutral representations of moments in time but carefully crafted models, or correlatives, of social and psychological conditions of understanding. He elucidates a number of formal strategies, such as sequence, reversal, negation, repetition, deferral, and reconstruction, and then applies them to a wide range of Mansfield's stories, including such favorites as "Prelude," "The Voyage," "The Little Governess," and "Je ne parle pas francais.""--BOOK JACKET.

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