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This is an auction for IN A GERMAN PENSION by Katherine Mansfield.

Included in this book:

* 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

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

"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."

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Paperback 1988.

107 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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