The Garden Party and Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield
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Katherine Mansfield

The Garden Party and Other Stories

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Innovative, startlingly perceptive and aglow with colour, these fifteen stories were written towards the end of Katherine Mansfield's tragically short life. Many are set in the author's native New Zealand, others in England and the French Riviera. All are revelations of the unspoken, half-understood emotions that make up everyday experience – from the blackly comic 'The Daughters of the Late Colonel', and the short, sharp sketch 'Miss Brill', in which a lonely woman's precarious sense of self is brutally destroyed, to the vivid impressionistic evocation of family life in 'At the Bay'. 'All that I write,' Mansfield said, 'all that I am – is on the borders of the sea. It is a kind of playing.'
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Nastia Huertahas quoted5 months ago
Oh, the relief, the difference it made to have the man out of the house. Their very voices were changed as they called to one another; they sounded warm and loving and as if they shared a secret.
Erik Sorensen
Erik Sorensenhas quoted2 years ago
absurd class distinctions
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b3153095960has quoted2 years ago
gone on the whole time about how she ought to wear spectacles
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