The Garden Party and Other Stories

By Katherine Mansfield,

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This was Katherine Mansfield's last collection of short stories to be published during her lifetime. They are The Garden Party, A Dill Pickle, Her First Ball, The Doll's House, The Daughters of the Late Colonel and A Cup of Tea. The stories vary in length and tone, yet all are…

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Mansfield is another pioneering, modernist writer, whose psychologically driven characters have sudden epiphanies. Insights of this kind are extremely difficult to make credible in stories yet she invariably succeeds. Understanding how she pulls this off enriched my understanding of how plots work and how personalities are depicted. I might also add that I am married to a New Zealand and some time in that country, so nice to have a local, so to speak, author.

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