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  • 1. Katherine Mansfield “ I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.” -Katherine Mansfield
  • 2. Why She's Important
    • New style of writing coupled with an unconventional lifestyle.
    • 3. Influence on several authors and the literature of her time and there after.
    • 4. Popularity of her writing affected the mindset of those in her time.
  • 5.
    • Katherine was born on October 14 th 1888 in Wellington, New Zealand, into a Middle-Class Colonial family.
    • 6. One Brother and Three Sisters
    • 7. Her first story was published when she was nine years old.
    Her Childhood
  • 8. Higher Education and Interests
    • Wellingtons Girl's College
    • 9. Miss Swainson’s private school in Fitzherbert Terrace.
    • 10. Queen's College in England
    • 11. Musical
    • 12. Published several stories and articles for the school newspaper
  • 13.
    • Changed name to
    • 14. Katherine Mansfield
    • 15. Met Ida Baker
    • 16. Moved back to England
    • 17. Wanted to pursue writing
    • 18. Only published one poem
    • 19. and one story.
    Changing Life
  • 20.
    • Known for having several relationships in a short period of time
    • 21. Liked both men and women
    • 22. Several Sexual Partners
    • 23. Contracted a Sexually Transmitted Disease
    • 24. Met, married, and left George Bowden all within a three week period
    • 25. Cheated on Him with Garnet Trowell
    • 26. Became Pregnant
    • 27. Had a Miscarriage
    Promiscuity/Sexuality
  • 28. Changing Perspectives
    • Bavaria reopens her creativity and she begins writing again.
    • 29. Anton Chekhov had an immense short term effect on her writing style.
    • 30. The New Age Magazine
    • 31. Beatrice Hastings
    • 32. The German Pension
  • 33.
    • Wrote The Woman at the Store for Rhythm Magazine
    • 34. John took up as a tenant in her home and they became lovers
    • 35. Struggled with magazine and ended up bankrupt.
    • 36. Affairs, separations , illness and hardship claimed their married lives.
    • 37. Katherine's health forces them to move around.
    Meeting John Middleton Murry
  • 38.
    • Diagnosed with Tuberculosis
    • 39. Moved around constantly trying to find relief from TB
    • 40. Living separately from John, and living with Ida Baker “her wife”
    • 41. Most productive writing period of her life
    • 42. Gurdjieff’s Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at Avon
    Seeking the Cure
  • 43. Her Death
    • Done seeking unorthodox cures for her Tuberculosis she stayed at Gurdjieff’s Institute
    • 44. 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.
  • 45.
    • 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
  • 46. 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/.