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The squirrel instinct, Heather Murray

The Katherine Mansfield Notebooks Edited by Margaret Scott Lincoln University Press & Daphne Brasell Assoc. Ltd, 2 vols, $79.95 per volume (soft cover), ISBN: 0 908896 48 4 / 0 908896 49 2 Katherine Mansfield: New Zealand Stories  Selected by…
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One useful, one not, Heather Murray

The Critical Response to Katherine Mansfield Jan Pilditch (ed) Greenwood Press, United States, $55 ISBN 0 313 290644 Katherine Mansfield: A “Do You Remember” Life, Four Stories with an Illustrated Introduction Gillian Boddy Victoria University Press with the Katherine Mansfield…
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Confident variety, Phillip Mann

Love Knots Vivienne Plumb, $16.95 ISBN 0 9583393 1 7 Front Women Lorae Parry, $16.95 ISBN 0 473 02171 4 Cracks  Lorae Parry, $14.95 ISBN 0 958 339309 The Case of Katherine Mansfield  Cathy Downes, $16.95 ISBN 0 958 339333…
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‘I have been ill for 200 years’, Jane Stafford

The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volume 3, 1919‑1920 Vincent O’Sullivan and Margaret Scott (eds), Clarendon Press, $110.95 It is only in fiction that illness makes people saintly. In real life, invalids are cantankerous, depressive and manipulative. To be close…
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Talk with the dead, Rachel Nunns

Letters to Doctor Dee and other Poems James Norcliffe, Hazard Press, $16.95 The KM File and other Poems with Katherine Mansfield Riemke Ensing, Hazard Press, $16.95 Kapiti Poems Six Meg Campbell (ed), Rawhiti Press, price not given   In his…
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Shorter reviews, Gavin McLean

Worlds of Katherine Mansfield Harry Ricketts (ed), Nagare Press, Palmerston North, 1991 The last decade’s avalanche of books on Katherine Mansfield and her work makes this slim collection of essays timely, even necessary. Acknowledging that Mansfield has ‘become an industry’,…
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