Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D.H. Lawrence

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Edinburgh University Press, 2010 - Literary Collections - 228 pages
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The relationship between the personal lives of writers and the works they produce is at the heart of this intriguing new study. In particular, it reconsiders the place of John Middleton Murry (1889-1957) in the development of literary modernism in Britain. Drawing on Murry's unpublished journals and long-forgotten novels, Circulating Genius examines his significance as a 'circulator' of ideas, reputations and critical positions in his roles of editor, literary critic, novelist, friend and lover and complicates the arguments of earlier biographers and critics about his relationships - both personal and professional - with Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence.

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Sydney Janet Kaplan is Professor of English at the University of Washington and author of Katherine Mansfield and the Origins of Modernist Fiction.

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