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  1. 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. 2. Why She's Important <ul><li>New style of writing coupled with an unconventional lifestyle.
  3. 3. Influence on several authors and the literature of her time and there after.
  4. 4. Popularity of her writing affected the mindset of those in her time. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Katherine was born on October 14 th 1888 in Wellington, New Zealand, into a Middle-Class Colonial family.
  6. 6. One Brother and Three Sisters
  7. 7. Her first story was published when she was nine years old. </li></ul>Her Childhood
  8. 8. Higher Education and Interests <ul><li>Wellingtons Girl's College
  9. 9. Miss Swainson’s private school in Fitzherbert Terrace.
  10. 10. Queen's College in England
  11. 11. Musical
  12. 12. Published several stories and articles for the school newspaper </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Changed name to
  14. 14. Katherine Mansfield
  15. 15. Met Ida Baker
  16. 16. Moved back to England
  17. 17. Wanted to pursue writing
  18. 18. Only published one poem
  19. 19. and one story. </li></ul>Changing Life
  20. 20. <ul><li>Known for having several relationships in a short period of time
  21. 21. Liked both men and women
  22. 22. Several Sexual Partners
  23. 23. Contracted a Sexually Transmitted Disease
  24. 24. Met, married, and left George Bowden all within a three week period
  25. 25. Cheated on Him with Garnet Trowell
  26. 26. Became Pregnant
  27. 27. Had a Miscarriage </li></ul>Promiscuity/Sexuality
  28. 28. Changing Perspectives <ul><li>Bavaria reopens her creativity and she begins writing again.
  29. 29. Anton Chekhov had an immense short term effect on her writing style.
  30. 30. The New Age Magazine
  31. 31. Beatrice Hastings
  32. 32. The German Pension </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Wrote The Woman at the Store for Rhythm Magazine
  34. 34. John took up as a tenant in her home and they became lovers
  35. 35. Struggled with magazine and ended up bankrupt.
  36. 36. Affairs, separations , illness and hardship claimed their married lives.
  37. 37. Katherine's health forces them to move around. </li></ul>Meeting John Middleton Murry
  38. 38. <ul><li>Diagnosed with Tuberculosis
  39. 39. Moved around constantly trying to find relief from TB
  40. 40. Living separately from John, and living with Ida Baker “her wife”
  41. 41. Most productive writing period of her life
  42. 42. Gurdjieff’s Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at Avon </li></ul>Seeking the Cure
  43. 43. Her Death <ul><li>Done seeking unorthodox cures for her Tuberculosis she stayed at Gurdjieff’s Institute
  44. 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. </li></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><li>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 </li></ul>A Few of Her Works
  46. 46. Works Cited &quot;Katherine Mansfield:1888 - 1923 - A Biography&quot;.