Anton Chekhov & Katherine Mansfield

Anton Chekhov (Russia 1860-1904) and Katherine Mansfield (New Zealand 1888-1923), two of my favourite authors.  Tuberculosis killed them both. Chekhov had a tremendous influence on Mansfield, both on her life and in her writing.  Mansfield translated most of Chekhov’s letters and works into English.


Anton Chekhov from ‘KATERINA’ by Joanna Woods

If you are interested in the Russian phase of Mansfield’s life, Katerina; The Russian World of Katherine Mansfield, by Joanna Woods, is a must read.  Woods sets out this period of Mansfield’s life so meticulously that it serves as ready reference material for any questions which might come up regarding this phase of her life, and the other writers who featured in it.


Katherine Mansfield


The photo of Katherine Mansfield above is taken from the cover of  ‘An Appraisal by Nariman Hormasji’ which gives another important aspect to Mansfield’s  writing including the influence of Chekhov and other Russian writers and authors.


-Anne Frandi-Coory 18 July 2011

  1. hey thanks. was looking for a photo of chekhov. i’m in colombia working on some stuff and i brought her Stories and Chekhov’s Stories also. thanks for the info. it is appreciated.


  2. frandi said:

    Glad to help. I love these two authors-would have been nice if they’d met. If you uncover anything new, I would love to hear from you. Cheers


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