The Garden Party and Other Stories
This recording contains four of Katherine Mansfield's best stories. In The Daughter of the Late Colonel, two sisters are recently bereaved; while in Her First Ball a young girl attends her first dance. The Singing Lesson features Miss Meadows, a music teacher in turmoil; and in The Strangers, a middle-aged couple are reunited.
I read that D H Lawrence once wrote to Katherine Mansfield
You are a loathsome reptile - I hope you will die.
(Thank you, Lynne). Ah, the people I have often wished to say the same thing to! (Not you, of course, never you!) But I am not made of such stern stuff as DH. Anyhow, I did not think Miss Mansfield was a loathsome reptile. Quite the reverse – she was a beautiful reptile. She had a cool gaze which swept insight and judgement over this human race of ours, the parts that she knew anyway, and ...more
I'm no expert on this type of writing, but I know beautiful stuff when I read it. With 15 stories crammed into this small volume, I felt immensely involved with the characters of all of them. To me, none of the stories had a real beginning, nor end. It was as though you were just plopped into a certain character's life on just any old day and were observing them. You witnessed their emotions, listened to their thoughts and sometimes observ ...more
After reading the collection it's very clear that is a characteristic of her tales. She's not concerned with clever play on words or creating outrageous situations for her characters, rather concerned with expression of feelings. Her plot was rat ...more
I have to say that The Garden Party and The Little Governess are my favourites in this book and I would recommen ...more
داستان کوتاه «گاردن پارتی»، اثر: کاترین منسفیلد، ترجمه: شیرین خالقی، ناشر: خانه آفتاب، آذر ماه سال 1371 ، ادبیات زلاندنو
ماجرای «گاردنپارتی» در یک صبح تا شب اتفاق میافتد، در منزل مجلل و بزرگ «شریدن»ها. سپیدهدمان روزیست که قرار است در عصرگاه همانروز گاردنپارتی در خانه برگزار شود. همه در تب و تاب و جنب و جوشاند. کارگرها و آشپزها به آمادهسازی مقدمات کار مشغولاند، و خانم «شریدن» و سه دختر نوجواناش ـ «مگ»، «جوزی»، و «لورا» ـ بر فعالیت آنها نظارت دارن ...more
Önce çeviriye dair konuşayım. Geçenlerde adı Yordam'a benzeyen ama tam ismini de hatırlayamadığım bir dergide, bu seçkinin 50 yıl önce Remzi kitabevinden çıkan Yolculuk adlı seçkiyle aynı öyküleri içerdiğini söylüyordu. Dediği şey bununla sınırlı kalmıyordu, Afili Filintalar ekibinden Orhan Düz'ün, 50 yıl önceki çeviriyi kelime kelime kopya ettiğini söylüyordu.
Bu elbette vahim bir durum, ama kitabı okuduğunuzda vehametin daha da büyük olduğunu görüyo ...more
Despite being 'short' stories, you feel as if you have read an entire novel sometimes, due to the depth that s ...more
Although I appreciate the writing and Katherine Mansfield's sure touch of characters and creating the environment, about 2/3rd the way through these short stories I began to think they are formulaic, a bit the same & mos ...more
* “The Stranger” does a great job describing the longing and sadness of a husband who’s missed his wife. But there’s a deeper need there that gets wrecked, and the end of the story is quite poignant.
If you are a fan of Downton or enjoy period dramas of that time I would definitely recommend this. Mansfield effortlessly takes her readers back in time not only through her dialogue but the settings and actions of her c ...more
I'd never heard of Katherine Mansfiel ...more
Again, I want to say that Mansfield is a "good" writer. She can put a sentence together with beauty and feeling up there with the best of the ...more
Set at the turn of the twentieth century, in small town, upper middle class, England? New Zealand? It could be any English-speaking country. Very understated. Bittersweet stories, mostly. She lets the characters interact with the reader rather than interpreting them for the reader; I'm not sure how she does it. I enjoyed it because the people and the settings are so reminiscent of stories I've heard of how my own extended family was in those years long before i was born. Such tender hearts.
What happens in these stories is less intriguing than how the events are described. Mansfield (like her contemporary Woolf) is pushing language toward something we now define as "modern," although there was barely a model for her to follow as she was doing it. It's i ...more
My favorite 3 stories out of this book, which I would give 5 stars to were: At The Bay, The Garden Party, and Ma Parker. I also enjoyed The Stranger, although maybe I'd give it 4 stars.
The other stories I could take or leave. I'm not a huge fan of short stories, because they always leave me unsatisfied and wanting more: like a gre ...more
Katherine Mansfield is widely considered one of the best short story writers of her period. A number of her works, including "Miss Brill", "Prelude", "The Garden Party", "The Doll's House", and later works such as "The Fly", are frequently collected in short st ...more