Katherine Mansfield and Rhythm Magazine
Posted: 07 Feb 2012
Dr Faith Binckes explains why modernist short story writer and critic Katherine Mansfield is a great writer, highlighting her involvement with the 1911-1913 periodical Rhythm. Dr Binckes discuss how three stories from 1912 - 'The Woman at the Store', 'How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped', and 'Sunday Lunch' - illustrate different facets of Mansfield's writing. Though she has in the past been considered a domestic writer of women's and children's concerns, these earlier versions of stories play with a colonial New Zealand setting (later written out), deal with fairytale and race, and poke fun at the London literati, respectively.