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  • Katherine Mansfield “ I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.” -Katherine Mansfield
  • Why She's Important
    • New style of writing coupled with an unconventional lifestyle.
    • Influence on several authors and the literature of her time and there after.
    • Popularity of her writing affected the mindset of those in her time.
    • Katherine was born on October 14 th 1888 in Wellington, New Zealand, into a Middle-Class Colonial family.
    • One Brother and Three Sisters
    • Her first story was published when she was nine years old.
    Her Childhood
  • Higher Education and Interests
    • Wellingtons Girl's College
    • Miss Swainson’s private school in Fitzherbert Terrace.
    • Queen's College in England
    • Musical
    • Published several stories and articles for the school newspaper
    • Changed name to
    • Katherine Mansfield
    • Met Ida Baker
    • Moved back to England
    • Wanted to pursue writing
    • Only published one poem
    • and one story.
    Changing Life
    • Known for having several relationships in a short period of time
    • Liked both men and women
    • Several Sexual Partners
    • Contracted a Sexually Transmitted Disease
    • Met, married, and left George Bowden all within a three week period
    • Cheated on Him with Garnet Trowell
    • Became Pregnant
    • Had a Miscarriage
    Promiscuity/Sexuality
  • Changing Perspectives
    • Bavaria reopens her creativity and she begins writing again.
    • Anton Chekhov had an immense short term effect on her writing style.
    • The New Age Magazine
    • Beatrice Hastings
    • The German Pension
    • Wrote The Woman at the Store for Rhythm Magazine
    • John took up as a tenant in her home and they became lovers
    • Struggled with magazine and ended up bankrupt.
    • Affairs, separations , illness and hardship claimed their married lives.
    • Katherine's health forces them to move around.
    Meeting John Middleton Murry
    • Diagnosed with Tuberculosis
    • Moved around constantly trying to find relief from TB
    • Living separately from John, and living with Ida Baker “her wife”
    • Most productive writing period of her life
    • Gurdjieff’s Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at Avon
    Seeking the Cure
  • Her Death
    • Done seeking unorthodox cures for her Tuberculosis she stayed at Gurdjieff’s Institute
    • On January 9, 1923, at the age of 34 Mansfield suffered a fatal pulmonary haemorrhage, after running up a flight of stairs to show Murry how well she was on one of his rare visits.
    • The German Pension,The Woman At The Store, How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped, Millie, Something Childish But Very Natural, The Little Governess, Pictures, Feuille d'Album, A Dill Pickle, Je ne parle pas francais,The Aloe, Prelude, And Indiscreet Journey,Bliss, Miss Brill, Psychology, Sun and Moon, The Wind Blows, Mr Reginald Peacock's Day, Marriage a la Mode, The Voyage, Her First Ball, Mr and Mrs Dove, Life of Ma Parker, The Daughters of Late Colonel, The Stranger, The Man Without a Temperament, At The Bay, The Fly, The Garden Party, A Cup of Tea, The Doll's House, A Married Man's Story, The Canary, The Singing Lesson, An Ideal Family
    A Few of Her Works
  • Works Cited www.katherinemansfield.net http://www.natlib.govt.nz/collections/highlighted-items/katherine-mansfield http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/kmansfi.htm "Katherine Mansfield:1888 - 1923 - A Biography". Katharinemansfield.com. http://www.katherinemansfield.com/mansfield/.