The Collected Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield, Paperback Book

The Collected Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield Paperback

Part of the Wordsworth Classics series

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With an Introduction and Notes by Professor Stephen Arkin, San Francisco State University. Katherine Mansfield is widely regarded as a writer who helped create the modern short story.

Born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1888, she came to London in 1903 to attend Queen's College and returned permanently in 1908. her first book of stories, In a German Pension, appeared in 1911, and she went on to write and publish an extraordinary body of work.

This edition of The Collected Stories brings together all of the stories that Mansfield had written up until her death in January of 1923. With an introduction and head-notes, this volume allows the reader to become familiar with the complete range of Mansfield's work from the early, satirical stories set in Bavaria, through the luminous recollections of her childhood in New Zealand, and through the mature, deeply felt stories of her last years.

Admired by Virginia Woolf in her lifetime and by many writers since her death, Katherine Mansfield is one of the great literary artists of the twentieth century.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781840222654


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clever, poetic, amazing variety of characters that she's able to take on, from children to elderly ladies, prostitutes, maids, upper class, and she writes them all convincingly. I love that she always leaves the reader thinking about the fate of the characters at the end of the story. I also find myself meditating on the personalities of the characters after reading one of her stories, as if they were real people. That's what makes me feel she was a great writer.

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Eine meiner Lieblingsschriftstellerinnen. Wiedergelesen habe ich "The stranger" von Katherine Mansfield.An der Stelle meine Leseempfehlung für die Autorin. Ich habe ihre komödiantischen Geschichten (In a German Pension) früh durch meine wunderbare Deutsch- und Englisch-Lehrerin kennengelernt.Schätze inzwischen aber ihr gesamtes Werk. Z.B. die sehr leicht geschriebenen atmosphärischen Geschichten (wie Bliss oder The Wind blows), die eher düsteren wie die über eine kaputte White-Trash-Familie im australischen Hinterland (The Woman at the Store). Sehr interessant finde ich auch, dass sie sich an der Nachdichtung einer Geschichte versucht hat, die Anton Tschechow einige Zeit früher geschrieben hat (sie hat ihn bewundert, was sich in ihrem Stil spiegelt).Mansfield: The Child-who-was-Tired (1911)Tschechow: Schlafen, nur schlafen (aus den Erzählungen 1888-1892)

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