‘The stories of Katherine Mansfield were very important to me when I was a child. My parents owned a book of her stories that had big print and beautiful line drawings, and I thought it was a children’s book. The stories were like mist, and I read them over and over. And the magic property of these Katherine Mansfield stories is that when you read them, even as an adult, you think, Now how did the words cause me to have that experience? I’ve just had an uncanny experience of enormous depth, but I can’t see what it has to do with the words.’

– Deborah Eisenberg, The Art of Fiction Interview, The Paris Review

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