Bliss And Other Stories
1923. Mansfield is New Zealand's most famous writer. She was closely associated with D.H. Lawrence and something of a rival of Virginia Woolf. Mansfield's creative years were burdened with loneliness, illness, jealousy, alienation, all this reflected in her work with the bitter depiction of marital and family relationships of her middle-class characters. Her short stories are also notable for their use of stream of consciousness. Like the Russian writer Anton Chekhov, Mansfield depicted trivial events and subtle changes in human behavior. Mansfield's family memoirs were collected in Bliss and secured her reputation as a writer. Contents: Prelude; Je Ne Parle Pas Francais; Bliss; The Wind Blows; Psychology; Pictures; The Man without A Temperament; Mr. Reginald Peacock's Day; Sun and Moon; Feuille d'Album; A Dill Pickle; The Little Governess; Revelations; and The Escape.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - senbei - LibraryThing
Doubtless the precursor to Modernism as we know it, Mansfield effortlessly melds the schizophrenia of the Gothic with the disjointed imagery and stream of consciousness description of Modernism ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - zeborah - LibraryThing
The opening story, about Lottie and Kezia and family, was a good introduction for me because the only Mansfield I'd read previously was "The Doll's House" in high school. She writes wonderfully ... Read full review