Katherine Mansfield and Another Edge of the World
“What does it take to decide to up sticks and live abroad? More than just a name, although I confess I liked the idea of living on the Avenue Katherine Mansfield – named in honour of the talented New Zealand modernist poet and short story writer who died tragically young at the age of 34 from tuberculosis,” UK journalist Alex Wade writes for independent news site, Byline Times.
“The Avenue Katherine Mansfield is in Menton, the last outpost of France on the Cote d’Azur before Italy. We’d been visiting the town for the past few years and, there again in February – in the days before the coronavirus took hold in Milan – discovered that a villa was available to rent on the road …”
Wade discusses “how his plans to move abroad were stymied by the pandemic, and how an abandoned cottage and a missing book delivery revealed the rupture in time.”
Original article by Alex Wade, Byline Times, April 24, 2020.