Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was born in New Zealand and is considered as one of the most important modernist short story writers of the twentieth century. At the age of 19, she left New Zealand and began a new life in England, where she befriended Virginia Woolf, Lady Ottoline Morrel, D.H. Lawrence and other intellectuals connected to the Bloomsbury Group. Mansfield was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis in 1917, and she died in France aged 34.
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