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In Pursuit . . . The Katherine Mansfield Story Retold a biographical novel Joanna FitzPatrick

In Pursuit . . . The Katherine Mansfield Story Retold a biographical novel

Joanna FitzPatrick

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ISBN : 9780615412375
348 pages
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In Pursuit . . . reinvents the life of Katherine Mansfield (1988-1923), the modernist writer who revolutionized the short story, created the only writing Virginia Woolf was ever jealous of, and was consumed by tuberculosis at thirty-four.MoreIn Pursuit . . . reinvents the life of Katherine Mansfield (1988-1923), the modernist writer who revolutionized the short story, created the only writing Virginia Woolf was ever jealous of, and was consumed by tuberculosis at thirty-four.Intertwined into the story are Katherines letter and journal writings that reveal her volatile relationships with her husband, her caregiver Ida, and her extraordinary passion for life as she fights against a disease that saps her energy and steals her time to write.The story begins in London where Mansfield has married her long-time lover John Middleton Murry. Soon after, on her thirtieth birthday, she is diagnosed with tuberculosis and told she has a few years to live if she stops writing, moves to a sanatorium, and promises to live a quiet, passive life.Too young for such a prognosis she attempts a home cure that fails. Then, a wandering consumptive with a fierce grip on life and her writing tools, she travels from London to Paris, to the Riviera and to the Alps in pursuit of a cure, not only for herself, but through her work, perhaps, for others.In Pursuit . . . The Katherine Mansfield Story Retold is an absorbing tale of desire, impermanence, and atonement. A haunting exploration of one womans powerful determination to live a full and challenging life in spite of the limitations forced upon her by illness.