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Journal of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield
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Feb 27, 08

bookshelves: read-in-2008, non-fiction
Read in February, 2008

I can't for the life of me remember why I ordered Katherine Mansfield's journal and one of her books of short stories from the main library. That said, I'm glad I did! I've never read a whole journal before, just probably a piece or two here or there for a class. Reading a journal feels strange, like maybe I'm sneaking a peak into someone's brain and I'm not sure that they would want me to do so, you know? Mansfield was a really entertaining woman, from what I can tell, and she has a very relatable way of thinking - especially about her writing... there's a real anguish there about whether or not it's good enough, or whether or not she's writing enough, and it feels so strange to find a comrade who wrote those words in her journal 90-some-odd years ago...

Anyway, it was interesting, and I'm reading her short stories, and they're very readable and real, and I like them even better.

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