Katherine Mansfield! We cannot think of a better person to fill the first Alternative Muse slot than the New Zealand-born short story writer (1888-1923).
Katherine Mansfield. Picture taken 1912. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Check back often during the month of May as we break down and study why she makes an ideal Alternative Muse. There will be reviews, fiction, trivia, essays and quotes by, about or in her honor. Please feel free to enter the discussion at any time with your thoughts, questions and ideas. The real fun begins on Friday. We hope to see you then!
- Van Wyck Brooks died on 5/2/1963.
Portrait of Van Wyck Brooks, 1909
“If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset?”
- May Sarton was born on 5/3/1912. “In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place.”
- William Inge was born on 5/3/1913. He wrote several wildly popular plays that were successfully adapted for the screen: Come Back, Little Sheba; Picnic; Bus Stop. He won the Academy Award for writing the original screenplay for Splendor in the Grass.
- Jane Bowles died on 5/4/1973. “I am a writer and I want to write.”
Apfel Strudel Remains
We killed this Apfel Strudel. The Maibock was not far behind.