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October 14 in Literature: Winnie-the-Pooh is Published April 5, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 6:27 pm

Interesting Literature

The most significant events in the history of books on the 14th of October

1888: Katherine Mansfield is born. This pioneer of the modernist short story was born in New Zealand, but became a success in Britain in the early 1920s, shortly before her premature death from tuberculosis in 1923. Her most important and acclaimed writing is probably the stories contained in The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922). Shortly before her death, fellow modernist writer D. H. Lawrence – with whom Mansfield had formerly been on speaking terms – sent her a rather nasty note that read: ‘you are a loathsome reptile I hope you will die’. Lawrence would himself die from tuberculosis seven years later.

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One Response to “October 14 in Literature: Winnie-the-Pooh is Published”

  1. Joanna Says:

    Good Heavens! How virulent!


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