A Fine Pen: The Chinese View of Katherine Mansfield

Author(s): Shifen Gong

NZ Non-Fiction | Secondhand | NZ Art & Artists | NZ Literature

For almost eighty years, Katherine Mansfield's stories and poems have been popular with Chinese readers, and she has had a significant influence on a number of short-story writers. In this book, Shifen Gong selects and introduces twenty texts about Mansfield and her work, translated into English for the first time. Together, they bring fresh insights to the largely Eurocentric criticism of Mansfield's work, and at the same time provide a commentary on Chinese literary history. The story of the rises and falls in Mansfield's popularity is fascinating, as it shifts with the major social, political and literary trends, which have given rise to modern China and its literature. 'Because hers is pure literature, its brilliance not shown, it is hidden deep within. It required careful perusal to reach the essence.' Xu Zhimo (1923) 'With remorseless irony she lays bare the hypocrisy and shallowness of the leisured class and their men of letters ...' Tang Baoxin (1982)


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'...fresh and enlightening.' – Dennis McEldowney, NZ Listener

General Fields

  • : 9781877276040
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : January 2001
  • : 230mm X 155mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : October 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Shifen Gong
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.912
  • : 174