Bliss

Bliss
and Other Stories

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Bliss by Katherine Mansfield

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1920

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180

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Bliss
and Other Stories

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5
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"Miss Brill," the bittersweet story of a fragile woman living an ephemeral life of observation and simple pleasures in Paris, established Mansfield as one of the preeminent writers of the Modernist period. The title story, which involved a similar character facing her husband's infidelity, also found critical acclaim. -Wikipedia

Book Excerpt

Prelude
Je Ne Parle Pas Francais
Bliss
The Wind Blows
Psychology
Pictures
The Man Without A Temperament
Mr. Reginald Peacock's Day
Sun And Moon
Feuille D'album
A Dill Pickle
The Little Governess
Revelations
The Escape

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Like, The Garden Party, these stories are beautifully written and character-driven. You learn more and more about the people by the things they say and do. Some of the stories are tedious expositions of petty people, but all are worth reading.
I would read one, then read something else, and when I went back to read the next, be surprised by the talent of the author. I liked, Pictures, best. It is a simple story of a destitute singer past her prime, trying to make a living as an actress. It reminded me of Robert Frost's wicked poem, Provide, Provide.
As in Garden Party, no one gets shot, and there are no space ships, pirates, or detectives, so you've been warned