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ISBN13: 9780679733744
ISBN10: 0679733744
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Katherine Mansfield lived a tragic life, dying young of tuberculosis. However, in her short life, she proved herself a master of the short story, likened by many to a 20th century Chekhov. She's also the only writer who Virginia Woolf ever admitted being jealous of.
Recommended by Chris Faatz, Powells.com

Somehow, Katherine Mansfield gets right into the heart of what makes us all human. Her stories are filled with arrivals and departures, spinsterhood and marriage, love and loss and pangs of despair. They are simply small slices of life; rare glimpses into human nature with sharp insights. She might make some (more astute) readers uncomfortable, but reading this collection is a deeply enriching literary experience.
Recommended by Gary, Powells.com

About the Author

Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1888. From the time of her marriage to John Middleton Murry in 1918 wuntil her death near Paris in 1923, she spent most of her time in Italy, Switzerland and France. Besides her volumes of short stories (all of which are available in The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield, 1937) her works include Poems (1923), Journal (1927), Letters (1928, 1951), all collected and published after her death.

Table of Contents

"Prelude"

"At the Bay"

"Bliss"

"The Man Without a Temperament"

"The Tiredness of Rosabel"

"The Baron"

"The Modern Soul"

"The Woman and the Store"

"Ole Underwood"

"The Little Governess"

"Psychology"

"Je ne Parle pas Français"

"Sun and Moon"

"This Flower"

"Revelations"

"The Young Girl"

"The Stranger"

"The Daughters of the Late Colonel"

"Life of Ma Parker"

"The Singing Lesson"

"The Voyage"

"Miss Brill"

"Marriage a la Mode"

"The Doll's House"

"The Dove's Nest"

"Six Years After"

"The Fly"

"The Garden Party"

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Cat-Napper, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Cat-Napper)
I have always been an avid reader, but it wasn't until earlier last year that I desired writing with more substance and literary merit as opposed to the quick reads I was consuming. I was recommended this book by my sister who knows I adore the writing of Sylvia Plath, and I decided to read the story "The Tiredness of Rosabel." This story alone was enough for me to buy my own copy. Mansfield's writing is focused and clear, yet has a poetic quality that is so engrossing to read. She often leaves the reader to think about the story after it ends instead of giving away every small detail, which makes her work even more interesting. The beauty of Mansfield's writing, lastly, is that it not only touches on such human emotions (i.e. "The Garden Party" and "The Stranger," to name a few) but that it's written so realistically to how people experience real life. If you enjoy poetic prose and/or read Sylvia Plath, D.H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, etc. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679733744
Author:
Mansfield, Katherine
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Introduction by:
Meyers, Jeffrey
Introduction:
Meyers, Jeffrey
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
New Zealand
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Europe Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
Subject:
New Zealand Social life and customs.
Subject:
Europe Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.03x5.23x.76 in. .76 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Katherine Mansfield lived a tragic life, dying young of tuberculosis. However, in her short life, she proved herself a master of the short story, likened by many to a 20th century Chekhov. She's also the only writer who Virginia Woolf ever admitted being jealous of.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Somehow, Katherine Mansfield gets right into the heart of what makes us all human. Her stories are filled with arrivals and departures, spinsterhood and marriage, love and loss and pangs of despair. They are simply small slices of life; rare glimpses into human nature with sharp insights. She might make some (more astute) readers uncomfortable, but reading this collection is a deeply enriching literary experience.

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