Eight brilliant short stories from the best female short story writer of her age. Katherine Mansfield's wit, pathos and descriptive genius combine in this collection to take the listener from a wry smile one minute to the verge of tears the next.
- "Miss Brill
- "The Child-Who-Was-Tired"
- "Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding"
- "Life of Ma Parker"
- "The Sister of the Baroness"
- "The Modern Soul"
- T"he Fly"
- "The Swing of the Pendulum"
What members say
Humans on display
Would you listen to Short Stories again? Why?
Yes, Ms. Mansfield clearly presents the characters, in sharp detail.
What other book might you compare Short Stories to and why?
What about Cathy Dobson’s performance did you like?
she successfully narrates not only the ethnic accents of the characters, but also their demeanor.
If you could take any character from Short Stories out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Any additional comments?
.Ms. Mansfield is an unusual author in that her characters are not described (nor judged) by herself, but by the other characters. It is the other characters that define the main character, so much insight. A great way to tell a tale. Rather than boring, the stories are all about the human spirit, what brings joy, sorrow, regret, motivation. How humans think about themselves and one another. Often, her prose makes the reader wish they could file away the exact words to later carefully examine and think about. What a nice surprise to learn about this author.
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