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Spiritual landscape : Katherine Mansfield Short Story Art

Author ChenZuo
Tutor ZhangLin
School Shandong University of Science and Technology
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Mind Theme Narrative technique Pioneer of modernism
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Katherine Mansfield and the short story has become the United Kingdom, New Zealand, a hot topic in academia in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and even \This paper argues that, Mansfield obtain literary reputation was its use in the short story writing techniques modernist figures show mental activity, becoming modernist literature, English pioneer of psychological novel. She works in the permanent concern of the human mind and the corresponding narrative technique theme will be the central issue discussed in this paper. Mansfield thesis chapter gives an overview of modern literature as a pioneer in history. Her artistic characteristics from two main factors: one is the rise of the late 19th early 20th century European and American modernist literary trends driven; hand, Mansfield inherently sensitive to think, emotionally stirring, rich inner life, in Europe, especially Britain's artistic pilgrimage years, she gradually formed a subtle mind depicting human activities slice short stories in English literature unique. The second chapter focuses on the characters in the novel Mansfield show strong interest in the psychological level. First, she sustained attention to women pursuing self-identity of the spiritual realm of complex activities, patriarchal society the plight of women, depression and psychological vulnerability were exquisite show. Secondly, disillusionment theme is the main theme of Mansfield works, many works describing the tragic sense of love soaked disillusionment, disillusioned youth disillusionment and reality of life experiences. The third chapter analyzes Mansfield used to show the meaning of life slice narrative techniques. She uses intellectual lyrical style, showing a bundle of fragmentary scenes of life, the beauty of a deep poetic prose. Meanwhile, with her into the role of the narrator, flexible narrative perspective, the free flowing inner monologue and other techniques to reflect the character's inner delicate waves, to express their modern experience, both psychological depth and emotional intensity. In summary, Mansfield is an English short story writer traditional landmark. She was concerned about psychological topics and the use of modern narrative techniques to depict the modern experience of the human psyche landscape, became a British short story of the founders of modernism and British short story traditional innovators.

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