Katherine Mansfield

Standard Name: Mansfield, Katherine
Birth Name: Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp
Nickname: Wig
Nickname: Kissienka
Married Name: Kathleen Mansfield Murry
Self-constructed Name: Katherine Mansfield
Pseudonym: Katherine Mansfield
Pseudonym: K. M.
Pseudonym: Boris Petrovsky
KM 's life was short and much of her writing experimental or oriented towards earning. Though contemporary reviewers sometimes condescended to her youth, gender, and magazine publication, she is now seen as one of our great modernists, her innovations so familiar as to be unnoticeable.
Gunn, Kirsty. “How the Laundry Basket Squeaked”. London Review of Books, No. 7, pp. 25 - 6.
As well as one of the most interesting and original short-story writers of the Modernist movement, she was a significant letter-writer and diarist. Her poetry, too, is of interest. Claire Tomalin remarked that her diary in particular has made her a cult figure for young women.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Black and white photograph of Katherine Mansfield, shown from the shoulders up. She is wearing a knitted cardigan with a V-neck and a broad collar, over a light shirt. She has chin-length dark hair and bangs.
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Black-and-white portrait photo of Katherine Mansfield. She is pictures in profile.
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Intertextuality and Influence Mathilde Blind
MB 's rendering contributed to making the journal a sensation in England, and a major influence on a generation and more of English journal writers, including Katherine Mansfield . It is, indirectly, the inspiration for...
Intertextuality and Influence Ali Smith
As a tribute to institutions of shared literacy and collective engagement, many of the stories here involve reading within and through the public sphere. Two are dedicated to the friendship between D. H. Lawrence and...
Intertextuality and Influence J. K. Rowling
Robert Galbraith has his own website, which details his military background and his work first for the military police and then in private security. He says his flamboyant, unusual mother came from Cornwall and went...
Intertextuality and Influence Victoria Cross
Sewell Stokes , in a brief portrait of VC in 1928, described her as one who had at one time been accused of poisoning the purity of British homes with her sordid writings ....
Intertextuality and Influence Ali Smith
The book's narrator is an unnamed, ungendered arborist in mourning for his or her unnamed, ungendered partner, a literary academic whose spectre lingers about the book both figuratively, in the form of unfinished lectures, and...
Intertextuality and Influence Ada Leverson
Edith Ottley is now a reader of Katherine Mansfield 's and John Middleton Murry 's Rhythm.
Burkhart, Charles. Ada Leverson. Twayne, 1973.
Though her husband is as unsatisfactory as before, she has gained stature, dignity, and moral self-confidence, though...
Intertextuality and Influence Tillie Olsen
By the time she entered high school she was keeping a journal in assorted and undated notebooks containing poems, bits of stories, drafts of letters, and reflections.
Reid, Panthea. Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles. Rutgers University Press, 2010.
One year into high school she began...
Intertextuality and Influence Constance Garnett
On reading these translations, Katherine Mansfield wrote to CG : As I laid down my copy of War and Peace tonight I knew I could no longer refrain from thanking you for the whole other...
Intertextuality and Influence Ling Shuhua
LS and Zhimo continued to work together and he championed her work: he called her, approvingly, the Chinese Katherine Mansfield because of her style and her emphasis on the inner lives of women and girls...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth von Arnim
EA also influenced her cousin Katherine Mansfield (then Kathleen Beauchamp). EA 's biographer, Karen Usborne , describes how the young Kathleen frequently reread a copy of Elizabeth and her German Garden that she had received...
Leisure and Society Eleanor Farjeon
EF seems never to have read the modernist male poets, Eliot or Pound or Auden; however, she did read and appreciate such women as Rosamond Lehmann , Storm Jameson , Katherine Mansfield , and Virginia Woolf .
Farjeon, Annabel. Morning has Broken: A Biography of Eleanor Farjeon. Julia MacRae, 1986.
Leisure and Society Carola Oman
In a letter to the Times in 1962, CO described a bookcase in her writing-room which held the works she described as All the Winners. For a writer of fairly conservative views and strong...
Literary responses Elizabeth von Arnim
EA 's readers appreciated the escape from the harsh realities of war that this book provided. Katherine Mansfield , in her review for the Athenæum, found a way to glamorise this aspect of EA
Literary responses Daisy Ashford
J. M. Barrie praised the liveliness of the writing: How incomparably, for instance, the authoress dives into her story at once. How cunningly throughout she keeps us on the hooks of suspense, jumping to Mr...
Literary responses Catherine Carswell
According to CC 's son, this was the first time a first novel had won the Melrose Prize. She offered half the prize money of £250 to her friend and literary mentor D. H. Lawrence


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