Michael Field, For That Moment Only and Other Prose Works

Edited by Alex Murray and Sarah Parker

Critical Texts 72

Jewelled Tortoise 8

Modern Humanities Research Association

  Summer 2021

ISBN: 978-1-781889-73-2 (hardback)  •  RRP £24.99, $32.99, €29.99

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Over the past thirty years the work of Michael Field – the penname of Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper – has become established as one of the most important, and unique, literary oeuvres of the fin de siècle. By sheer weight of volume alone, Michael Field wrote far more prose than poetry. Their diaries contain millions of words, and their letters and notebooks are extensive. Yet little of that prose has been made available to readers without access to the collections at the British Library in London and the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

A number of the prose works they completed between 1889 and 1894 were collected by them in two ‘series’ under the title ‘For That Moment Only’. Clearly intended at one point for publication, the sketches were later abandoned after their decisive break with the Berensons in 1895. This proposed volume will bring these works – along with a number of other contemporaneous published and unpublished prose pieces by the two women – to public for the first time, and in doing so will transform scholarship on Michael Field, opening their work up to a readership which has hitherto only associated them with lyric poetry and verse drama.

Bibliography entry:

Murray, Alex, and Sarah Parker (eds), Michael Field, For That Moment Only and Other Prose Works, Critical Texts, 72 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2021)

First footnote reference: 35 Michael Field, For That Moment Only and Other Prose Works, ed. by Alex Murray and Sarah Parker, Critical Texts, 72 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2021), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Murray and Parker, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Murray, Alex, and Sarah Parker (eds). 2021. Michael Field, For That Moment Only and Other Prose Works, Critical Texts, 72 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Murray and Parker 2021: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Murray and Parker 2021: 21.

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