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by Linda Grant,Katherine Mansfield


In a German Pension (Hesperus Classics) epub

ISBN: 1843910411

ISBN13: 978-1843910411

Author: Linda Grant,Katherine Mansfield

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: Hesperus Press; New Ed edition (April 1, 2003)

Pages: 112 pages

ePUB book: 1442 kb

FB2 book: 1997 kb

Rating: 4.5

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In a German Pension is a remarkable collection of short stories, displaying all Katherine Mansfield’s skill in the genre. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

In a German Pension is a remarkable collection of short stories, displaying all Katherine Mansfield’s skill in the genre. Written shortly after the author visited Germany as a young woman.

In a German Pension - Hesperus Classics (Paperback). Katherine Mansfield (author), Linda Grant (foreword). Written shortly after Mansfield visited Germany as a young woman, these short stories form a series of satirical sketches of German characters. Paperback Published: 30/04/2003. 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.

In a German Pension is a 1911 collection of short stories by the writer Katherine Mansfield; her first published collection

In a German Pension is a 1911 collection of short stories by the writer Katherine Mansfield; her first published collection. The last three were first published in this collection, and Alpers thinks that two (The Swing of the Pendulum and The Blaze) were probably rejected by Orage for The New Age.

By Katherine Mansfield. Ten minutes later she came down with the child to sign the visitors' book. She wore a black, closely fitting dress, touched at throat and wrists with white frilling

By Katherine Mansfield. She wore a black, closely fitting dress, touched at throat and wrists with white frilling. Her brown hair, braided, was tied with a black bow-unusually pale, with a small mole on her left cheek.

176 books - 22 voters. Katherine Mansfield, who put together this excellent collection of short stories nearly a century after the publication of Pride and Prejudice, reminds me of Austen in the sense that her mockery of stiff-upper-lipped high society German ladies and barons is a throwback to Austen's keen talent of zeroing in on individual character quirks and highlighting the constant need for validation.

O feminismo em In a German Pension de Katherine Mansfield José Pimentel Teixeira Blog .

O feminismo em In a German Pension de Katherine Mansfield José Pimentel Teixeira Blog ma-schamba, 0. 3. 09 Contos baseados numa experiência autobiográfica, publicados em 1911, e que tornaram Mansfield ícone da escrita modernista.

Книга In a German Pension автора Мэнсфилд Кэтрин оценена посетителями КнигоГид, и её читательский . The Project Gutenberg EBook of In a German Pension, by Katherine Mansfield. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with.

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In a German Pension (Hesperus Classics),Katherine Mansfield, Linda Grant. Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd ISBN 13: 9781843910411. Title: In a German Pension (Modern Voices) Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Will be clean, not soiled or stained

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Book Description In a German Pension is a remarkable collection of short stories, displaying all Katherine Mansfield’s skill in the genre. Foreword by Linda Grant. Written shortly after the author 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, Katherine Mansfield depicts, in exquisite detail, the minute changes of human behavior.

In a German Pension is a remarkable collection of short stories, displaying all Katherine Mansfield’s skill in the genre. Written shortly after the author 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, Katherine Mansfield depicts, in exquisite detail, the minute changes of human behavior. In a German Pension reveals her as a true disciple of Chekhov. A key figure in the Modernist movement, Katherine Mansfield is most remarkable for perfecting the art of the short story.
This collection of short pieces shows early signs of Mansfield's talents, particularly her sense of the absurd and ability to skewer pretensions, but also shows how much she was to develop as an author. Here, she relies too heavily here on stereotypes (the self-absorbed actress, the pompous German) and on painting with too broad a brush.

That said, these stories are amusing in their own right, though definitely not the great short stories she would later write.
Enjoyable but not her best writing. Interesting for anyone interested in the German people, althought they are too often turned into stereotypes.
Within the stories of this collection, which the author considered "immature," there is some great descriptive prose around German characteristics and perspective which can even be said to live on in present Germany. Most impressive is Mansfield's gift in rummaging about in the German psyche. While some of the stories may seem melodramatic, e.g., "The Child-Who-Was-Tired," there are some very entertaining moments in which the author thoughtfully pulls out themes that include sycophancy, overbearance, resignation, mediocrity, selfishness, vanity, truculence, and compunction. For those who love German history and German culture, this is an essential volume.
New Zealander Katherine Mansfield (nee Kathleen Beauchamp), one of the key modernist authors linked to the so-called Bloomsbury set, said of this, her first commercially published work: 'It was a bad book, but the press was kind to it.'

Well, maybe it's not as bad as she says - and certainly it's a must-have for anyone who's interested in her work - but, when you get right down to it, this is a bunch of stories, the theme of each one of which is "All Germans are stupid and the first person singular Anglophile narrator (Miss Mansfield) is a wonderfully civilised smart ass for pointing it out!"

Well, okay if you say so, Miss Mansfield . . . I don't think! And neither do you, I suspect - not in your literary heart of hearts. Because it's the original date of publication of the book which gives us a clue regarding the kindness that was shown to it by the press: 1912 - just two years before WWI broke out, thanks in part to press jingoism . . . and to anti-German propaganda in bad books like this one.