Posted on January 9, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Today is the 100th anniversary of writer Katherine Mansfield's death.
She died young, just thirty-four years old, but still produced a literary reputation that's remembered today.
Specifically, Mansfield is considered a master of the short story — and also, decidedly, not a full-fledged member of the British literary circle of her day.
That outsider status lingers to this day, and Helen Simpson, who provided a foreword to a Mansfield story collection, explores why Mansfield remains such a polarizing literary figure even a century after her death.
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