Sydney Janet Kaplan

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

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748641482
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671595 | DOI:

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The introduction describes the author's process of discovering the ultimate shape and focus of the book with its emphasis on circularity. It describes Murry's career before meeting Lawrence and Mansfield, and his first encounters with modernist art in Paris. It sets forth the theoretical issues of confessionalism, the dynamics of influence, the concept of genius, and the problem of modernist impersonality.

Keywords: Circularity; Confessionalism; Influence; Genius; Modernist art; Impersonality; Paris

Chapter.  5355 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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