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In a German Pension
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"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.
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Foreword by Linda Grant; In a German Pension; Germans at Meat; The Baron; The Sister of the Baroness; Frau Fischer; Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding; The Modern Soul; At Lehmann's; The Luft Bad; A Birthday; The Child-Who-Was-Tired; The Advanced Lady; The Swing of the Pendulum; A Blaze; Notes; Biographical note

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A key figure in the Modernist movement, Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) is remarkable for perfecting the form of the short story. Linda Grant is a feature writer for the Guardian. Her novel, When I Lived in Modern Times, was the winner of the 2000 Orange Prize.

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'Pitting a breezy English sensibility against stuffy German manners makes this the funniest, most caustic collection of Mansfield's stories.' - The Guardian Review

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