Katherine Mansfield (1888 – 1923) was a New Zealand-born writer recognized for revolutionizing the modern English short story.
In 1908, firmly ensconced in the bohemian life in London, she began writing short stories. Her first collection was published in 1911 and reflected a certain disillusionment with her native country. Titled In a German Pension, it received favorable reviews and was praised for “acute insight” and “unquenchable humour.”
She was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1917 but continued to write on a daily basis until she could no longer do so by 1922. Though she had many challenges in her short life, her grit and courage comes through in this selection of quotes by Katherine Mansfield. Read More→