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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Textual Features Enid Bagnold
Eccentric Mrs St Maugham (owner of the garden on cold and grudging chalk soil, whose poor growing qualities are the play's central symbol) takes on Miss Madrigal as governess to her grand-daughter, Laurel, precisely because...
Textual Features Virginia Woolf
Jacob's Room departs sharply from her two earlier novels in both its method and its subject. Leonard Woolf felt on first reading it that Virginia's characters were ghosts or puppets. It is fragmentary, like...
Textual Production Lady Ottoline Morrell
Helen Shaw edited and published a volume of correspondence between LOM and New Zealand poet D'Arcy Cresswell . The text also includes Morrell's biographical essay on Katherine Mansfield .
Morrell, Lady Ottoline, and D’Arcy Cresswell. Dear Lady Ginger. Shaw, HelenEditor , Century Press, 1984.
Textual Production Dorothy Brett
From about a month after Katherine Mansfield died until the end of the year (with a kind of postscript before leaving for New Mexico), DB kept a surviving diary in a volume given her by...
Textual Production Helen Dunmore
HD 's many other writings include reviews (of both poetry and fiction), introductions (to the poems of Emily Brontë , the stories of D. H. Lawrence and F. Scott Fitzgerald , and a study of...
Textual Production Ali Smith
With her background in academia and her work reviewing fiction for The Scotsman and The Guardian, AS has produced an impressive amount of literary criticism. She has written critical introductions for reissues of work...
Textual Production Margiad Evans
Among other writers of stories, she admired not Virginia Woolf or Katherine Mansfield , but the greater power and fury of Eudora Welty ,
Lloyd-Morgan, Ceridwen, and Margiad Evans. “Introduction”. The Old and the Young, Seren, 1998, pp. 7 - 17.
as well as several male Welsh writers in English, and...
Textual Production Ling Shuhua
These included Once Upon a Time, about the lesbian desire between two students at a girls' boarding school; the politically-oriented story Waiting, inspired by fatalities during student protests; and a translation of Katherine Mansfield
Textual Production Susan Hill
The anthology of British women writers she published in 1990 with Michael Joseph as The Parchment Moon: An Anthology of Modern Women's Short Stories was reprinted the following year as The Penguin Book of Modern...
Textual Production Ngaio Marsh
Having begun as a journalist, NM often took up opportunities to comment on the world around her in articles or interviews. She spoke on the BBC when she arrived in London after the war about...
Textual Production Willa Cather
WC issued a volume of essays entitled Not Under Forty, which includes analysis of the writing of Sarah Orne Jewett and Katherine Mansfield .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Textual Production Dorothy Richardson
She was invited to write for the magazine by John Middleton Murry , who founded it in 1923, though both he and Katherine Mansfield had published negative reviews of earlier volumes of Pilgrimage.
Richardson, Dorothy. Windows on Modernism: Selected Letters of Dorothy Richardson. Fromm, Gloria G.Editor , University of Georgia Press, 1995.
41-2, 90, 212
Textual Production E. B. C. Jones
The year before her marriage, EBCJ published her first novel, Quiet Interior, which Katherine Mansfield welcomed as remarkably well constructed for a debut.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Mansfield, Katherine. Novels & Novelists. Murry, John MiddletonEditor , Beacon Press, 1930.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Ali Smith
As each book in this series relates to one of Shakespeare 's plays, this one relates to Pericles, and the artist that it relates to is Tacita Dean, who is famous for her...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Fleur Adcock
The new poems at the end of this volume evidence the power and versatility that FA had reached by now. They include poems about death, dreams, erotic feeling, tiny incidents in her own and others'...


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