In a German Pension [NOOK Book]

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Most of the thirteen stories in this collection portray interactions among pension guests in a German spa town; a few represent the lives of the town's permanent residents. The minor health problems (mostly digestive ailments, or unspecified "internal complaints") of the guests are not the crux of the plot but rather what gives it its texture. Talk about eating, "internal complaints," sexuality, body image, and pregnancy is the vehicle through ...
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In a German Pension

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Overview

Most of the thirteen stories in this collection portray interactions among pension guests in a German spa town; a few represent the lives of the town's permanent residents. The minor health problems (mostly digestive ailments, or unspecified "internal complaints") of the guests are not the crux of the plot but rather what gives it its texture. Talk about eating, "internal complaints," sexuality, body image, and pregnancy is the vehicle through which people try to relate.

Most of the stories are about failed communications: between men and women, for example, or between German and English people. Several stories are narrated in the first person by a young Englishwoman whose bodily and marital status (ill? pregnant? married or not?) are pointedly ambiguous.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781105982279
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 7/20/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 852,907
  • File size: 248 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
In a German Pension 1
Germans at Meat 3
The Baron 8
The Sister of the Baroness 13
Frau Fischer 19
Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding 27
The Modern Soul 35
At Lehmann's 46
The Luft Bad 55
A Birthday 59
The Child-Who-Was-Tired 71
The Advanced Lady 81
The Swing of the Pendulum 93
A Blaze 106
Notes 113
Biographical note 115
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