How did Katherine Mansfield become famous?

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Katherine Mansfield's fame was more of a gradual build-up rather than an overnight sensation.  In 1907 she started publishing stories in Australian magazines.  In 1911, now back in London, she published In a German Pension and married John Middleton Murry, the editor of a literary magazine.  After contracting tuberculoisis in 1917, she wrote and published two more collections which were well-received.  Her husband, however, is credited with firmly establishing her reputation as a writer.  After she died in 1923, he published the rest of her stories and letters.