Today I’m unboxing and introducing the @theboxwalla7/24/2021, 6:01:52 PM
Today I’m unboxing and introducing the @theboxwalla “Forgotten Women” series, ( #boxwallaforgottenwomen ) which was sent to me for review. . The people over at Boxwalla started the “Forgotten Women” series to "showcase and celebrate the extraordinary women writers who have slipped through the cracks and been, sadly, forgotten.” This bag is their second in the series: “The most interesting woman throws a party”, featuring Katherine Mansfield’s "Garden Party and other Stories" as well as a box of Swedish Raspberry Cave cookies from @UnnaBakery . . On the card, the Boxwalla team shared some interesting information about Katherine, her history, and her writing. Katherine was born in 1888 in Wellington, New Zealand and later moved to London in 1903 where she became interest in the world of Oscar Wilde and eventually became friends with D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. This book was published in 1922, just a year before she passed away from tuberculosis at the age of 34 (I’m 33, so that kind of hit me in the face) . From the card: “One of the first writers in the English language bearing shades of Chekhov, she is regarded as a pioneer of the modern short story. yet, she remains in the shadow of her more famous contemporaries and friends, including Lawrence and Woolf, both of whom greatly admired her. In addition to Chekov, Mansfield’s writing technique was also influenced by visual art and music. She stated that Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings “taught me something about writing which was queer—a kind of freedom— or rather, a shaking free." . I love the simplicity of this box, the high quality of the cookies, and I love the theme. It was intriguing to read about Katherine Mansfield, and I’m looking forward to reading her short stories. The “Forgotten Women” series sounds amazing! . Who are some your favorite authors who may be forgotten or underrated?