Circulating Genius By Sydney Janet Kaplan

25 July 2010

NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT:  Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence
by Sydney Janet Kaplan, Professor of English at the University of Washington

We are delighted to announce that the long-awaited volume on Katherine Mansfield by KMS member Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan will be published this October by Edinburgh University Press (EUP). The publishers are offering the book at a significant 25% discount to KMS members for all pre-publication orders and post-publication up to 30 November 2010.

Sydney Kaplan’s previous book, Katherine Mansfield and the Origins of Modernist Fiction remains one of the most important studies written on Mansfield. We are sure this book will be equally groundbreaking. An early Christmas must-have for every KM devotee and scholar!

Special Offer for members of the Katherine Mansfield Society
Pre-order your copy now and save 25%

New October 2010 • HB • 288 pp
Special Price: £65.00 £49.00

We may have thought that pretty much everything had been garnered about that tangled triangle of D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, and Middleton Murry. Not so. After Kaplan, one is looking freshly, more deeply, at how these extraordinary personalities circled and feinted, landed their punches and reconciled. Most surprisingly, she makes her case for restoring Murry to his rightful place in that trio, free from the condescension that has obscured him for generations. Mansfield and Lawrence too emerge in an engagingly new light. What Kaplan does is to present a key moment in British Modernism as a vivid, living, personal exchange. This is good storytelling, as much as fine scholarship.

Vincent O'Sullivan, Victoria University, Wellington, co-editor 'The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield'

If you are a member of the KMS please contact us, and we will email you your special discount order form. 

For non-members and all enquiries after 30 November 2010, please contact EUP directly: