Katherine Mansfield and the Fickle Critic

She who begins as a Genius must never be allowed to outshine Chekhov…

Of course Miss Mansfield has been compared to Tchehov. There is a story of his, “The Party,” with much of the same situation as Miss Mansfield’s “The Garden Party”; and like it, a story of surcharged fickle emotional weather.

–Robert Littell, Review of Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Other Stories, July 5, 1922

 

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