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Katherine Mansfield
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    (October 14, 1888-January 9, 1923)
    Birth name is Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp
    Wrote ‘In a German Pension (1911),' ‘Prelude (1918),' ‘Bliss and Other Stories (1920),' ‘The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922),' ‘The Dove's Nest and Other Stories (1923),' ‘Something Childish and Other Stories (1924)' and ‘The Aloe (1930)'
    When a teenager, she wrote ‘Damn my family! O Heavens what bores they are!'
    She left her first husband almost immediately after their marriage.
    Her first book ‘In a German Pension' mocked the German expatriates she met abroad.
    She had an off and on friendship with D.H. Lawrence (who once called her a ‘loathsome reptile').
    A cellist, she sometimes wore brown to go with her instrument.
    She refused to enter a sanatorium when diagnosed with tuberculosis, probably hastening her death.
    She is New Zealand's best known writer and her stories have never gone out of print.
    Her nonlinear, yet accessible, style modernized twentieth century fiction.
    Her mother was reportedly cold and indifferent towards her.
    Her much loved brother Leslie was killed in World War One.
    Her only known pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.
    Virginia Woolf said the only writer she was jealous of was Mansfield.

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