In A German Pension – Katherine Mansfield

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Chosen by Rachel

A young woman observes the absurd and grotesque while staying in a German pension. A short story collection from the Modernist era.

✔ “Very much a book of character studies, with short stories all featuring the same protagonist, a young Englishwoman in a German pension. As the story unfolds we discover her complexities – she feels she is kind of pitted against the Germans, who all seem to be described as grotesque. Fascinating and thought-provoking.” – Rachel

✔ “My attention was captured by Mansfield’s often tragic themes and boring everyday life written so sharply and with a dark sense of humour. Especially interesting considering such quality of writing was produced by someone so young at the time.” – Jo

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Published 1911
134 pages

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