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“Would You Not Like to Try All Sorts of Lives – One Is So Very Small”: Katherine Mansfield as a Threshold Person

  • Angela Smith
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture book series (PNWC)

Abstract

Smith explores how Katherine Mansfield, born into a respectable bourgeois family in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1888, experiments from her earliest stories until the premature end of her career with the parameters of race and gender. In the milieu of the little magazines flourishing in London early in the twentieth century, she develops boundary crossing in fiction, notably in stories about the Empire City, like the sinister story “Je ne parle pas français.”

Keywords

Katherine Mansfield Bourgeois family Race and gender 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.English StudiesUniversity of Stirling (emerita)StirlingUK

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