Tag: Katherine Mansfield


‘Bliss’ by Katherine Mansfield: Symbolism

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) The 1918 short story ‘Bliss’ is one of the best-known and most widely studied stories by the writer Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923). Although Mansfield never wrote a novel, her short stories helped to redefine the possibilities of the story form. ‘Bliss’ is a story full […]


A Short Analysis of Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Prelude’

‘Prelude’, the long short story which opens Katherine Mansfield’s 1920 collection Bliss and Other Stories, is a modernist masterpiece. But like much modernist fiction, its meaning and its subtle use of symbolism and other narrative devices are unlikely to be fully apparent after a first, or even a second reading. […]