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Katherine Mansfield

1888 - 1923

Katherine Mansfield was a prominent New Zealand modernist short story writer. She developed a distinctive prose style with many overtones of poetry. She worked on many themes in her stories such as the difficulties and ambivalences of families and sexuality, the fragility and vulnerability of relationships, the social consequences of war, the complexities of the rising middle classes, …



Although Bertha Young was thirty she still had moments like this when she wanted to run instead of walk, to take dancing steps on and off the pavement, to bowl a hoop, to throw something up in the ai... [+]


The Fly

"Y'are very snug in here," piped old Mr. Woodifield, and peered out of the great, green-leather armchair by his friend the boss's desk as a baby peers out of its pram. His talk was over; it was time... [+]


The Garden Party

And after all the weather was ideal. They could not have had a more perfect day for a garden-party if they had ordered it. Windless, warm, the sky without a cloud. Only the blue was veiled with a haze... [+]