A Katherine Mansfield Chronology by Roger Norburn (auth.)

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Late this month, criticizes JMM’s article on the French writer Léon Bloy in a letter to him. 29 Dines with the Woolfs at Hogarth House. 30 Declines OM’s offer of a cottage on the Garsington estate. 31 KM’s doctor hints that English winters are extremely bad for her rheumatism. August 10 (Fri) Comments to JMM on individual poems of his which he hopes to include in a collection. 11 Although JMM has told her that OM fell deeply in love with him during his last stay at Garsington, reassures OM of her friendship despite her agony during recent weeks.

I of A la recherche du temps perdu. KM acts as an extra in a few film productions. January The story ‘Ole Underwood’ and the poem ‘Jangling Memory’, signed ‘Boris Petrovsky’, appear in Rhythm as does ‘Virginia’s Journal’ signed ‘Virginia’ which is, however, of doubtful attribution. 2 (Thurs) The New Age contains abusive attacks on KM and JMM written by Hastings. 8 The official opening of the Poetry Bookshop. Marsh describes the event to KM and JMM in the evening and spends more time with them later in the month.

Amongst those present, besides JMM, are Strachey, Brett, Carrington, Russell, Aldous Huxley and Maria Nys (who will marry Huxley in July 1919). 26 Hurriedly devises a playlet, ‘The Laurels’, in which she acts with JMM, Strachey, Carrington, Aldous Huxley and Nys. S. M. Barrie’s Dear Brutus is staged; Conrad publishes The Shadow Line; Eliot, Prufrock and Other Observations; DHL, Look! We Have Come Through; Siegfried Sassoon, The Old Huntsman; Yeats, The Wild Swans at Coole. January 1 (Mon) 2 12 14 16 Writes part of the fragmentary ‘Geneva’ (which is later called by JMM ‘Travelling Alone’ and then, with other fragments, ‘The Lost Battle’).

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