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Katherine Mansfield: Germans At Meat

Language:
English
Genres:
Classic

Katherine Mansfield is a great New Zealand and British novelist writer, the most famous writer in New Zealand. Firstly published in the age of nine were brief stories which appeared in magazines «High School Reporter» and «Wellington Girls' High School magazine», in 1898 and 1899. Mansfield was greatly influenced by Chekhov's prose, discovered in 1909 and thereafter tried to keep this literary style. The basic feature of Katherine Mansfield as a writer was her writing language, clear and precise. She proved herself to be a prolific writer, and much of her prose and poetry after her death unfortunately remained unpublished.

"Germans at Meat" by Katherine Mansfield is a short story describes a group of travelers at mealtime. Some of them from Germany. At least one person was from England. During their meal the Germans disgusts eating habits and vividly display vulgar personal habits of others nations especially. In the centre of this story lies the eve of war and the Germans say patronizingly, “We don’t want England. Don’t be afraid.” The English narrator shuts up and leaves...

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