Mansfield

  • Title: Mansfield
  • Author: C.K. Stead
  • ISBN: 9781843431763
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mansfield One of the Bloomsbury set Katherine Mansfield s relationship with John Middleton Murry and her struggle to write the new kind of fiction of the time is the subject of this novel an appealing portrai
    One of the Bloomsbury set, Katherine Mansfield s relationship with John Middleton Murry and her struggle to write the new kind of fiction of the time is the subject of this novel, an appealing portrait of a writer and her celebrated circle.

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    About C.K. Stead


    1. Christian Karlson Stead is a New Zealand writer whose works include novels, poetry, short stories, and literary criticism.One of Karl Stead s novels, Smith s Dream, provided the basis for the film Sleeping Dogs, starring Sam Neill this became the first New Zealand film released in the United States Mansfield A Novel was a finalist for the 2005 Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize and received commendation in the 2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize for the South East Asia and South Pacific region.C K Stead was born in Auckland For much of his career he was Professor of English at the University of Auckland, retiring in 1986 to write full time He received a CBE in 1985 and was admitted into the highest honour New Zealand can bestow, the Order of New Zealand in 2007.


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    1. Hmm, I wasn’t wildly enthusiastic about this. I’ve had a copy of The Death of the Body on my New Zealand TBR for ages, but Mansfield, A Novel, is my first book by acclaimed New Zealand writer, C.K. Stead, and I was expecting to be very impressed. Somehow, although there were moments when I quite enjoyed this book, it didn’t really engage me. It was a mildly interesting ‘refresher’ about aspects of Katherine Mansfield’s life, but it didn’t seem to offer much more.It was an advantage [...]

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    2. I am finding it a little difficult to review this book. Imagine taking 3 years out of the life of a person, and trying to define them by those years as though they sprang out of nowhere and then disappear back to wherever they came from. The story was fascinating, and all the literary characters of the age parade through as caricatures of themselves. Siegfried Sassoon (the wounded soldier who speaks out against the war) whose story is told in [Regeneration] even makes an appearance.Mansfield her [...]

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    3. I knew very little about Katherine Mansfield, a New Zealand born writer who is said to have defined the short story, before starting this novel. Now I have finished, it has left me feeling a bit more knowledgeable, but not fully satisfied. From what I can gather, the main fascination people have with her life is her on-off relationship with John/Jack Murry, and the way she left most men (and even some women) spellbound after meeting and having a conversation with her. She moved in very literary [...]

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    4. From ladydisdainnotes.3.5 out of 5 starsI have to say I absolutely loved this book. Almost everything about it appealed to me instantly – the writing, the setting, the characters. It has a blinding literary cast – T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell and several others. How, I ask you, can you not drool?As the title might suggest, this novel is about Katherine Mansfield, the New Zealand born writer who spent much of her time in England. She is a writer w [...]

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    5. It took real stubbornness to get into the book. (stubbornness = "I have a lot of other books I'm behind reading on, this one is short, you get a full point for reading it on the 2013 challenge, how hard can it really be to read this short book??") The book was rather slow starting. However, I grew to enjoy it very much.I liked the WWI perspectives (a thought occurred to me: how'd they keep the trenches from fully flooding?), the scenes in different places were very interesting (how could people [...]

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    6. This book lifted my inspiration. Mansfield led such an eclectic life, sought adventure and rode the ups and downs in varying levels of success - but meeting them head on, not shying away.And Stead did her grace and realism. You got the feeling that at times she must have been a pain in the arse to know - and at other time bundles of laughter. And as a storyteller herself I enjoyed reading about her in fiction - letting Stead's words and narrative create an impression of who she may have been - r [...]

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    7. Like a punt ride on a meandering stream, where upon rounding bends one is surprised by a garden, startled by the sudden flight of a kingfisher or brought joy by wayside flowers - as is Mr. Stead's tale of Katherine Mansfield. A quiet read; intimate, with insight to the creative soul, and, the life or writers of the early 1900's. Relationships are well explored whilst Mr. Stead gently delves into the pyshcology of the woman that died all too young. If only

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    8. Covering three years of Katherine Mansfield's life during wartime. Explores her relationship with fellow writer Jack Middleton Murray and their circle of friends including DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. London, south of France, Cornwall, the impact of war and personal struggle for success as a writer.

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    9. Not a perfect novel but very readable and witty. I think Stead is correct to focus on the war years and the death of her brother as a pivotal time, but I still feel there is something missing, like in many ways the novel just touches on the surface of things. It made me want to go back and read the stories.

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    10. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. C K Stead's great writing draws you into the life and character of this much written about authour seemlesslytally absorping.

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    11. This is the second C.K Stead book I've read. Although the story itself didn't grip me as much as "My Name Was Judas" the actual writing was still a pleasure to read.

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    12. Would be good background reading for my year 12s too! Show them that I'm not making it up when I talk about her famous contemporaries!

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