Much of the sparse information currently available on To see Mirrlees only in the context of Jane Harrison . . . is to underrate her. She is one of those writers forever on the brink of being discovered (in the 1990s as much as in the 1920s) . . . . and like all such forgotten writers, she is an uncomfortable challenge to the arbitrariness of literary fame.
focuses on her lasting personal relationship with eminent scholar
rather than her own body of writing, which includes poetry, novels, and biographies (published and unpublished). But as critic