Undiscovered Country: The New Zealand Stories Of Katherine Mansfield

Undiscovered Country: The New Zealand Stories Of Katherine Mansfield Katherine Mansfield
  • Title: Undiscovered Country: The New Zealand Stories Of Katherine Mansfield
  • Author: Katherine Mansfield
  • ISBN: 9780582502147
  • Page: 311
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  • Undiscovered Country: The New Zealand Stories Of Katherine Mansfield Katherine Mansfield Undiscovered Country The New Zealand Stories Of Katherine Mansfield Katherine Mansfield is New Zealand s most celebrated writer and one of the key figures in the history of the short story in English Yet in this book the stories set in her own country have been colle
    Katherine Mansfield is New Zealand s most celebrated writer, and one of the key figures in the history of the short story in English Yet in this book the stories set in her own country have been collected and published in the order in which she wrote them for the first time The Mansfield who emerges from this fresh perspective is both familiar and unexpected This collecKatherine Mansfield is New Zealand s most celebrated writer, and one of the key figures in the history of the short story in English Yet in this book the stories set in her own country have been collected and published in the order in which she wrote them for the first time The Mansfield who emerges from this fresh perspective is both familiar and unexpected This collection confirms the detailed reality of her New Zealand, both its backblocks and its marginality, as well as the subtle family exchanges of the famous Wellington narratives Reading these stories in sequence and as a group brings into focus the sharp political dimension of Mansfield s fiction as well as the emphases that fall so differently from those in her English and European stories In this volume Mansfield is seen with new clarity as a colonial writer at the same time as she extends the boundaries of what modern short fiction could achieve.
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    About Katherine Mansfield


    1. Kathleen Mansfield Murry was a prominent New Zealand modernist writer of short fiction who wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield.Katherine Mansfield is widely considered one of the best short story writers of her period A number of her works, including Miss Brill , Prelude , The Garden Party , The Doll s House , and later works such as The Fly , are frequently collected in short story anthologies Mansfield also proved ahead of her time in her adoration of Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov, and incorporated some of his themes and techniques into her writing.Katherine Mansfield was part of a new dawn in English literature with T S Elliot, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf She was associated with the brilliant group of writers who made the London of the period the centre of the literary world.Nevertheless, Mansfield was a New Zealand writer she could not have written as she did had she not gone to live in England and France, but she could not have done her best work if she had not had firm roots in her native land She used her memories in her writing from the beginning, people, the places, even the colloquial speech of the country form the fabric of much of her best work.Mansfield s stories were the first of significance in English to be written without a conventional plot Supplanting the strictly structured plots of her predecessors in the genre Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, H G Wells , Mansfield concentrated on one moment, a crisis or a turning point, rather than on a sequence of events The plot is secondary to mood and characters The stories are innovative in many other ways They feature simple things a doll s house or a charwoman Her imagery, frequently from nature, flowers, wind and colours, set the scene with which readers can identify easily.Themes too are universal human isolation, the questioning of traditional roles of men and women in society, the conflict between love and disillusionment, idealism and reality, beauty and ugliness, joy and suffering and the inevitabilty of these paradoxes Oblique narration influenced by Chekhov but certainly developed by Mansfield includes the use of symbolism the doll s house lamp, the fly, the pear tree hinting at the hidden layers of meaning Suggestion and implication replace direct detail.


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    1. Piogge sottili, tamburellanti, scrosciantiQuesta selezione di racconti disposta in ordine cronologico e corredata da un introduzione che fa notare l evoluzione dell autrice, dal soggetto coloniale a quello ben pi intimo I racconti cosiddetti coloniali della Mansfield sono comunque scritti benissimo e non si esauriscono certo nella letteratura di genere L introspezione psicologica dei suoi personaggi sempre molto sottile La sua cifra in genere un estrema freschezza di scrittura nel riportare pens [...]

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    2. Devo questa lettura a due persone la prima il protagonista del romanzo Nove settimane e mezzo, che ho letto da poco, in cui il protagonista maschile, erotomane dedito a discutibili pratiche di sottomissione della partner, nasconde anche un anima sensibile e mansueta e legge a voce alta alla propria donna i Racconti di Katherine Mansfield, la seconda Aprile, ottima vicina di Annobi, che a suo tempo e in un bellissimo fb, mi illumin sul talento di questa scrittrice con note informative che suscita [...]

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    3. Non c crepuscolo nelle nostre giornate neozelanesi, ma una curiosa mezz ora in cui tutto appare grottesco, spaventevole, come se lo spirito selvaggio di questa terra si aggirasse deridendo ci che vede Per quanto relegata ai confini del mondo e della letteratura, con la sua produzione essenzialmente novellistica e centrata, per lo pi , sulla natia Nuova Zelanda, quello di Katherine Mansfield un nome che si vede accostato a quelli di T.S Elliott, Joyce, Woolf e Lawrence Una sorpresa, subito manife [...]

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    4. Le descrizioni della natura sono rese nei minimi dettagli, mentre le storie narrate fanno parte del quotidiano dando una visione della societ neozelandese di fine ottocento.Bei racconti, ma da prendere a piccole dosi, altrimenti si rischia l effetto d j vu.

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    5. Mansfield s writing style is a bit antiquated, which is to be expected as this book is from a different time period Nonetheless, her characters and plot lines are vivid and powerful You will experience a different perspective on living in New Zealand than with, say, Witi Ihimaera s works Her stories are told from the perspective of the European descended residents and expatriates of New Zealand, and how the adjust to living in a different place than their former European homes It s interesting t [...]

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    6. I really enjoyed this collection It gave me a queer sort of sideways homesickness there s much that Australia and New Zealand have in common, both culturally and landscapewise, but there s also much that is different Sometimes those differences startled me I had trouble, for instance, in The Woman at the Store , not picturing a dusty brown Australian environment instead of a green New Zealand bushland At others, the sense of place, the sharp accuracy of Wellington in some of the stories well Can [...]

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    7. Katherine Mansfield is New Zealand s celebrated short story writer Poor New Zealand if this is the best they have to offer I found these pretty little writings were about children and puppies, servants laying the table and frustrated housewives It was very dated and the only revelation about New Zealand was a few dated and quaint terms they used.

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    8. Read a few of the stories Wasn t captivated enough to continue Thankfully, it hasn t captured the character of New Zealand for me Then again, I live in a different era now Can t really recommend.

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    9. For class Interesting short stories good perspectives on racism and classism from 1920s New Zealand colonist.

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    10. I just want to read the content of Undiscovered Country New Zealand Stories of Katherine Mansfield

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