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Katherine Mansfield: Short Stories of Modernist Marriage
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Katherine Mansfield (b. 1888, d. 1923) changed the literary landscape with her short stories.
Mansfield’s bohemian lifestyle informed her attitudes about marriage: she wore black to her first wedding and stayed with that husband less than one day. Her second marriage influenced several modernist works including “Bliss” and “Marriage a la Mode” which we will read and discuss.

Instructor Bio:

Richard Cappuccio, a retired teacher and member of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace and the Katherine Mansfield Society, has presented talks about Mansfield at academic conferences and published articles about Mansfield in scholarly journals. He is a letterpress printer at the Center for the Book.

Required Reading:

Most of the stories are available in Katherine Mansfield, Stories, Jeffrey Meyers, ed. (Vintage Classics, 1991); inexpensive used copies are generally available online in ample numbers. I'll provide online links to the works that are not in that edition. There are also modestly priced e-book editions of Mansfield’s collected stories.

Recommended Reading:

Alpers, Antony. The Life of Katherine Mansfield, 1982. 

 

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A106 Richard Cappuccio April 1, 8, 15 Mo 10:00-11:30am OLLI Conference Room A

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