(1888 - 1923)
airmail cover, postmarked South Auckland,
Zealand; 19 March 1989.
To Combat Tuberculosis
in a society that condemned homosexual relationships, Katherine Mansfield
resisted her lesbianism
marrying twice. The first, to George Bowden, was never consummated. Her marriage
to John Murry
was unsuccessful, as the author had the impractical idea that she could live
with both her husband and
'lifetime lover', Ida Baker, simultaneously. Mansfield had several love
affairs during her short life; she
tuberculosis and died at age 35.
Copyright Louis Paul Hennefeld 1983 - 2004