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Katherine Mansfield and Russia

Galya Diment, Gerri Kimber, and W. Todd Martin


It is hard to overestimate how huge the “Russian influence” was on both Mansfield’s craft as a short story writer and her life choices, including, even, whom she most trusted to treat her tuberculosis. Growing up in New Zealand, young Mansfield began devouring Russian books in translation. The authors she read included Marie Bashkirtseff, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ivan Turgenev, Anton Chekhov and Maxim Gorky. After she moved to England, which at the time was undergoing its own passionate affair with all things Russian, Mansfield also discovered Russian art and Russian ballet. Later she ... More

Keywords: Katherine Mansfield, Russia, G. I. Gurdjieff, Marie Bashkirtseff, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anton Chekhov, Maxim Gorky, Ballets Russes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474426138
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Galya Diment, editor
University of Washington

Gerri Kimber, editor
University of Northampton

W. Todd Martin, editor
Huntington University

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