Katherine Mansfield

The Garden Party and Other Stories

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.'
201 printed pages
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  • Nast Huertashared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading


  • b6012005981has quoted2 years ago
    be alone all day, in a house whose every sound seems foreign to you
  • b6012005981has quoted2 years ago
    Bliss concerns a character similar to the autho
  • b6012005981has quoted2 years ago
    Je ne parle pas français, one of her darker works, inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground.
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