‘The Fly’ by Katherine Mansfield: Summary and Analysis

 

By Dr Oliver Tearle

‘The Fly’ is not one of the best-known short stories of the New Zealand-born writer Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), but it is significant for being one of her few stories which deals directly with the First World War. In the story, a man is reminded of the death of his young son in the war, only to become distracted by a fly which has fallen into the inkpot on his desk. Continue reading “‘The Fly’ by Katherine Mansfield: Summary and Analysis”