Stories by Katherine Mansfield
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Although Katherine Mansfield was closely associated with D.H. Lawrence and something of a rival of Virginia Woolf, her stories suggest someone writing in a different era and in a vastly different English. Her language is as transparent as clean glass, yet hovers on the edge of poetry. Her characters are passionate men and women swaddled in English reserve -- and sometimes briefly breaking through. And her genius is to pinpoint those unacknowledged and almost imperceptible moments in which those people's relationships -- with one another and themselves -- change forever. This collection includes such masterpieces as "Prelude," "At the Bay" "Bliss," "The Man Without a Temperament" and "The Garden Party" and has a new introduction by Jeffrey Meyers.

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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.
Published January 21, 2009 by Vintage. 368 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Things are only ever finished, never finished with in Trevor’s chronicles of change and revisitation, and it is this subtle but enduring truth that illuminates all the stories in this haunting collection.

May 24 2008 | Read Full Review of Stories (Vintage Classics)

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Woolf's words were, "I was jealous of her writing - the only writing I have ever been jealous of."

May 27 2010 | Read Full Review of Stories (Vintage Classics)

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