In a German Pension (Google eBook)

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NuVision Publications, LLC, 1926 - 144 pages
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tart, precise writing. - Goodreads
She's a writer after my own heart. - Goodreads
Supposedly, Virgina Woolf envied her writing. - Goodreads

Review: In a German Pension: 13 Stories

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

An excellent set of short stories; brief with abrupt and unsettling endings and sharp, dry humour. These are early stories by Katherine Mansfield, written when she was barely over 20. She was ... Read full review

Review: In a German Pension: 13 Stories

User Review  - Gary Nichols - Goodreads

A very nice book and I think I'll read Swan's Way in the near future because they somehow are related by modernism. I think the moral to IaGP is what I once took as mindless drivel has a rythm and ... Read full review

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Contents

GERMANS AT MEAT
7
THE BARON
11
THE SISTER OF THE BARONESS
15
FRAU FISCHER
20
FRAU BRECHENMACHER ATTENDS A WEDDING
26
THE MODERN SOUL
33
AT LEHMANNS
41
THE LUFT BAD
48
A BIRTHDAY
52
THE CHILDWHOWASTIRED
61
THE ADVANCED LADY
69
THE SWING OF THE PENDULUM
78
A BLAZE
88
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Page 7 - He tucked his napkin into his collar and blew upon his soup as he spoke. " Now at nine o'clock I make myself an English breakfast, but not much. Four slices of bread, two eggs, two slices of cold ham, one plate of soup, two cups of tea — that is nothing to you." He asserted the fact so vehemently that I had not the courage to refute it. All eyes were suddenly turned upon me. I felt I was bearing the burden of the nation's preposterous breakfast — I who drank a cup of coffee while buttoning my...
Page 10 - I suppose you are frightened of an invasion, too, eh? Oh, that's good. I've been reading all about your English play in a newspaper. Did you see it?' 'Yes.' I sat upright. 'I assure you we are not afraid.' 'Well, then, you ought to be,' said the Herr Rat. 'You have got no army at all - a few little boys with their veins full of nicotine poisoning.' 'Don't be afraid,' Herr Hoffman said. 'We don't want England. If we did we would have had her long ago. We really do not want you.

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