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Katherine Mansfield was born in 1888, in Wellington, New Zealand. Her life was a short one, but in her 34 years she wrote some of the finest short stories in English and helped to shape the modern short story.
This meticulously researched account of Finding Katherine Mansfield will entrance you.” Dr Libby Limbrick, University of Auckland, English in Aotearoa
Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence were greatly influenced by her works – in fact, Virginia Woolf once said that Katherine Mansfield’s writing was the only writing she was ever jealous of! Katherine’s personal life was controversial and traumatic – there were lovers, quarrels, a pregnancy outside marriage, divorce and lack of money – but she found in her own problems the inspiration for her great stories about alienation and loneliness. Suffering from TB, she spent her last years in a desperate search for health, fighting a tragic battle against time to write the stories she knew were in her before illness killed her.
Katherine Mansfield is New Zealand’s finest writer, yet her stories are universal. Discover her greatness as a writer and hear her fascinating life story on this 90 minute audio CD.
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