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The Writer’s Almanac for October 14, 2016: i carry your heart with me

Oct. 14, 2016: birthday: Katherine Mansfield

It’s the birthday of short-story writer Katherine Mansfield (books by this author), born Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1888. She had affairs with men and women, she traveled deep into the countryside and lived with the indigenous people of New Zealand, and she published stories under a variety of pseudonyms, and some of those stories were scandalous. She wrote In a German Pension (1911) and The Garden Party (1922). Mansfield sent a letter to an editor asking for money, and she said, “[I have] a rapacious appetite for everything and principles as light as my purse.” And she said, “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.” And, “Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month. Others just go over them.”