This Website is a work-in-progress, and your sympathetic
engagement is invited. All your comments will be read.
All your suggestions will be considered. Above all, we
hope that Katherine Mansfield’s heroic example will spur
on some young aspirant authors of today... Do not dream
about ‘being a writer’. Write! If not now... when?
Cultural evaluation of Katherine Mansfield is itself a
work-in-progress. Variously presented as a Bohemian,
feminist, tragic archetype, modernist, and even saint,
she is endlessly debateable. But when the admiring,
scholarly and critical voices fall silent… who is left?
There can be no objective answer, no objective Website.
For us Katherine Mansfield is best honoured for her
“persistent yet mysterious belief in a self which is
continuous and permanent; which, untouched by all we
acquire and all we shed, pushes a green spear through
the dead leaves and through the mould, until, one day,
the light discovers it and shakes the flower free and -
we are alive - we are flowering for our moment upon the