Katherine Mansfield: The Story-Teller
- Publish Date: 2011-11-30
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Kathleen Jones
The compelling and intimate story of one of the world's foremost short story writers'I read it with huge enjoyment - I think it's by far the best Katherine Mansfield biography yet - giving a truthful but still sympathetic portrait.' - Jacqueline Wilson, novelist & patron of the Katherine Mansfield Society'Jones writes with insight and verve, and an intelligent sympathy as her story is set out against those overlapping literary and social worlds the writer passes through.' - Vincent O'Sullivan, co-editor of The Collected Letters of Katherine MansfieldWeaving together intimate details from Katherine Mansfield's letters and journals with the writings of her friends and acquaintances, Kathleen Jones creates a captivating drama of this fragile yet feisty author: her life, loves and passion for writing.The story takes us beyond Mansfield's death in 1923 to explore the life of her husband, John Middleton Murry - and his relationship with three further wives - as he manipulated the posthumous publication of Mansfield's unpublished work. In this vivid portrayal of one of the world's foremost short story writers, the first new biography for a quarter of a century, Kathleen Jones crafts an intriguing narrative of Katherine Mansfield's relationships, illnesses and creativity.