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The Modern Soul

Tuesday 27 July 2004 20:25-20:45 (Radio 3)

By Katherine Mansfield.

Mansfield's short story is an amusing and satirical study of the eccentric characters a young Englishwoman meets whilst staying at a German boarding house.

She describes how a pretentious Fraulein and the trombone-playing Herr Professor are brought together following their performance at a charity concert.

Mansfield is now recognised as the initiator of the modern short story and is regarded as one of the pioneers of modern English literature.

The story is taken from In a German Pension, first published in 1911, and the reader is Emma Fielding.

Duration:

20 minutes




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