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Transcript of Katherine Mansfield
Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry (14th October 1888 – 9th January 1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield. When she was 19, Mansfield left New Zealand and settled in the United Kingdom, where she became a friend of modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf.
In 1917 she was diagnosed with extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, which led to her death at the age of 34.
The following high schools in New Zealand have a house named after her: Rangitoto College, Westlake Girls' High School, Macleans College all in Auckland, Tauranga Girls' College in Tauranga, Wellington Girls' College in Wellington, Rangiora High School in North Canterbury and Southland Girls' High School in Invercargill. She has been honoured at Karori Normal School in Wellington which has a stone monument dedicated to her with a plaque commemorating her work and her time at the school. She has also been recognised at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School (previously Fitzherbert Tce School) with a painting and award in her name. There is a Park dedicated to her in Thorndon, Wellington.
A television portrait of Katherine Mansfield
Even before she died at the age of thirty-four Katherine Mansfield had achieved a reputation as one of the most talented writers of the modern short story in English.
At the Bay;
Daughters of the Late Colonel;
The Garden Party;
Her First Ball;
In a German Pension;
Marriage a la Mode;
Mr. and Mrs. Dove;
The Young Girl;
The Life of Ma Parker.
Some of her works
Name: Fátima Martins; Form: 11th; Class: B; No: 8
Teacher: Elsa Escobar
ESCOLA BÁSICA E SECUNDÁRIA DE MACEDO DE CAVALEIROS