Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Kathleen Mansfield Murry (1888-1923) was a prominent New Zealand modernist writer of short fiction. She took on the pen-name Katherine Mansfield upon the publication of her first collection of short stories, In a German Pension, in 1911. She also contracted gonorrhoea around this time, an event that was to plague her with arthritic pain for the rest of her short life, as well as to make her view herself as a 'soiled' woman. Her life and work were changed forever with the death of her brother, a soldier, during World War I. She was shocked and traumatised by the experience, so much so that her work began to take refuge in the nostalgic reminiscences of their childhood in New Zealand. Miss Brill, the bittersweet story of a fragile woman living an ephemeral life of observation and simple pleasures in Paris, established Mansfield as one of the preeminent writers of the Modernist period, upon its publication in 1920's. She followed with the equally praised collection, The Garden Party, published in 1922.

Buy Bliss and Other Stories (Dodo Press) book by Katherine Mansfield from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781409901853
ISBN-10: 1409901858
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Bliss and Other Stories (Dodo Press) book by Katherine Mansfield and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author Katherine Mansfield

At the Bay by Katherine Mansfield

At the Bay

Paperback, January 2017
Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield

The Garden Party

Paperback / softback, August 2016
Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield

Miss Brill

Paperback, February 2015
Katherine Mansfield's Short Stories by Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield's Short Stories

Paperback, February 2013