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  • October 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92533-3
  • 544 pages
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Katherine Mansfield's Selected Stories

Norton Critical Editions

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Katherine Mansfield (Author), Vincent O'Sullivan (Editor, Victoria University of Wellington)

 

This Norton Critical Edition includes thirty-five of Katherine Mansfield’s short stories with explanatory annotations.

With the exception of the first four stories, all were written within a period of ten years. These stories, and the letters following, reflect the urgency of a writer who knew her time was limited. All but four of the texts of the stories reprinted here are versions that Mansfield herself revised or selected.

Twenty excerpts from Mansfield’s correspondence address the craft of writing and her own views on her work, subjects rarely broached in her many letters.

"Criticism" includes eighteen essays that collectively suggest the changing emphases in how Mansfield has been read by critics. Contributors include fellow writers Rebecca West, T. S. Eliot, Katherine Anne Porter, V. S. Pritchett, Elizabeth Bowen, and Frank O’ Connor, as well as biographers Claire Tomalin and Vincent O’Sullivan, among others.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.

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    Preface

    Katherine Mansfield’s Selected Stories

    1. The Tiredness of Rosabel (1908)
    2. At Lehmann’s (1910)
    3. Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding (1910)
    4. The Swing of the Pendulum (1911)
    5. The Woman at the Store (1912)
    6. How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped (1912)
    7. Ole Underwood (1912)
    8. Millie (1913)
    9. Bains Turcs’ (1913)
    10. The Little Governess (1915)
    11. An Indiscreet Journey (1915)
    12. The Wind Blows (1915)
    13. Prelude (1917)
    14. A Dill Pickle (1917)
    15. Je Ne Parle Pas Français (1918)
    16. Bliss (1918)
    17. Psychology (1919)
    18. Pictures (1919)
    19. The Man Without a Temperament (1920)
    20. Revelations (1920)
    21. The Escape (1920)
    22. The Young Girl (1920)
    23. The Stranger (1920)
    24. Miss Brill (1920)
    25. Poison (1920)
    26. The Daughters of the Late Colonel (1920)
    27. Life of Ma Parker (1920)
    28. Her First Ball (1921)
    29. Marriage ý la Mode (1921)
    30. At the Bay (1921)
    31. The Voyage (1921)
    32. The Garden Party (1921)
    33. The Doll’s House (1921)
    34. The Fly (1922)
    35. The Canary (1922)

    Katherine Mansfield: From Her Letters

    1. To Sylvia Payne (April 24, 1906)
    2. To Garnet Trowell (November 2, 1908)
    3. To Garnet Trowell (November 8, 1908)
    4. To John Middleton Murry (May 19, 1913)
    5. To John Middleton Murry (March 25, 1915)
    6. To John Middleton Murry (May 7,? 1915)
    7. To Bertrand Russell (December 17, 1916)
    8. To Dorothy Brett (October 11, 1917)
    9. To John Middleton Murry (February 3, 1918)
    10. To Dorothy Brett (May 12, 1918)
    11. To John Middleton Murry (October 18, 1920)
    12. To John Middleton Murry (November 3, 1920)
    13. To John Middleton Murry (November 23, 1920)
    14. To Dorothy Brett (September 12, 1921)
    15. To Dorothy Brett (November 11, 1921)
    16. To William Gerhardi (November 21, 1921)
    17. To Dorothy Brett (December 5, 1921)
    18. To Dorothy Brett (February 26, 1922)
    19. To William Gerhardi (March 13, 1922)
    20. To Sarah Gertrude Millin (March, 1922)

    Criticism

    1. Rebecca West – The Garden Party
    2. Conrad Aiken – The Short Story as Colour
    3. T. S. Eliot – [The Feminine Voice]
    4. Katherine Anne Porter – [Life into Art]
    5. V. S. Pritchett – [Who Are These People?]
    6. Elizabeth Bowen – A Living Writer
    7. F. W. Bateson and B. Shahevitch – “The Fly”: A Critical Exercise
    8. Frank O’Connor – [An Author in Search of Subject]
    9. Clare Hanson and Andrew Gurr – [“The Daughters of the Late Colonel”]
    10. Kate Fullbrook – [Freedom and Confinement]
    11. Sydney Janet Kaplan – [Sex, Danger, Freedom]
    12. Pamela Dunbar – [Violence and Power in Mansfield Stories]
    13. Vincent O’Sullivan – [The New Zealand Stories]
    14. W. H. New – [Form and Value in “Je Ne Parle Pas Français”]
    15. Angela Smith – [Writing the Secret Self]
    16. Angela Smith – [Capture and Imagination]
    17. Linda Grant – [The German Stories]

    Selected Bibliography