The aesthetic terrain of settler colonialism: Katherine Mansfield and Anton Chekhov’s natives

  title={The aesthetic terrain of settler colonialism: Katherine Mansfield and Anton Chekhov’s natives},
  author={R. Gould},
  journal={Journal of Postcolonial Writing},
  pages={48 - 65}
  • R. Gould
  • Published 4 October 2018
  • Art
  • Journal of Postcolonial Writing
ABSTRACT While Anton Chekhov’s influence on Katherine Mansfield is widely acknowledged, the two writers’ settler colonial aesthetics have not been brought into systematic comparison. Yet Chekhov’s chronicle of Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East parallels in important ways Mansfield’s near-contemporaneous account of colonial life in New Zealand. Both writers are concerned with a specific variant of the colonial situation: settler colonialism, which prioritizes appropriation of land over the… 
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