by Gary, March 31, 2009 6:14 PM
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.