Katherine Mansfield





Katherine Mansfield


Born
in Wellington, New Zealand
October 14, 1888

Died
January 09, 1923

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Anton Chekhov


Kathleen Mansfield Murry was a prominent New Zealand modernist writer of short fiction who wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield.

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 story anthologies. Mansfield also proved ahead of her time in her adoration of Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov, and incorporated some of his themes and techniques into her writing.

Katherine Mansfield was part of a "new dawn" in English literature with T S Elliot, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. She was associated with the bril
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Average rating: 3.79 · 25,790 ratings · 2,205 reviews · 316 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Garden Party and Other ...

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3.87 avg rating — 4,919 ratings — published 1922 — 161 editions
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The Collected Stories of Ka...

4.16 avg rating — 1,583 ratings — published 1945 — 26 editions
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Stories

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4.17 avg rating — 749 ratings — published 1920 — 24 editions
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Miss Brill

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3.57 avg rating — 1,086 ratings — published 1920 — 10 editions
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Bliss & Other Stories

3.96 avg rating — 863 ratings — published 1920 — 67 editions
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The Garden Party

3.62 avg rating — 621 ratings — published 1921 — 33 editions
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In a German Pension: 13 Sto...

3.75 avg rating — 581 ratings — published 1911 — 62 editions
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Bliss

3.66 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 1918 — 11 editions
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Selected Stories

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3.99 avg rating — 741 ratings — published 1948 — 19 editions
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Something Childish But Very...

3.58 avg rating — 300 ratings — published 1924 — 8 editions
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Polls

September 2015 Short Story Poll

1754, Candide by Voltaire, 94 pages
 
  35 votes, 25.9%

 
  18 votes, 13.3%

1924, A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka, 84 pages
 
  15 votes, 11.1%

 
  13 votes, 9.6%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  11 votes, 8.1%

1905, The Game by Jack London, 103 pages
 
  10 votes, 7.4%

 
  9 votes, 6.7%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.9%

1943, Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 84 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.7%

 
  4 votes, 3.0%

1955, Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, 128 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.2%

1971, Reunion by Fred Uhlman, 96 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.5%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

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