“Bliss” and “The Garden Party”

by Ruth Gilligan Born in 1888 into a socially prominent New Zealand family, Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp began writing at an early age, publishing short stories in her high school magazine from as young as ten. At the age of fifteen, she moved to London and, despite a brief return to her homeland, spent the rest… Continue Reading “Bliss” and “The Garden Party”

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield’s Modernist Aesthetic by Annie Pfeifer A Colonial Childhood Katherine Mansfield’s experiences growing up in colonial New Zealand heightened her awareness of the discontinuities, lacunae, and tensions of modern life. She was born in 1888 in Wellington, a town labeled “the empire city” by its white inhabitants, who modeled themselves on British life and… Continue Reading Katherine Mansfield