IN A GERMAN PENSION

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Katherine Mansfield’s In a German Pension is a remarkable collection of short stories, displaying all Mansfield’s skill in the genre.

Written shortly after Mansfield visited Germany as a young woman, these short stories form a series of satirical sketches of German characters. From a young wife’s preoccupation with her husband’s stomach, to a society lady’s inability to see beyond the latest fashion, Mansfield depicts everyday events and the minute changes of human behaviour in the most exquisite detail. In a German Pension reveals her as a true disciple of Chekhov.
ISBN: 1843910411
Publisher: HESPERUS
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Author: KATHERINE MANSFIELD

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1843910411

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2003

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116

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Katherine Mansfield is remembered as the initiator of the modern short story.An outsider herself by geography and temperament, she used her writing to express a sense of alienation and introspection. Eschewing traditional methods of plotting in her stories, she wrote of atmosphere and internal struggle, and although she lacked the reputation of a truly great writer during her own lifetime, she is now regarded as one of the pioneers of modern English literature.

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