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Miss Brill
Katherine Mansfield

A modernist short story adressing alienation, confrontation and illusion that follows Miss Brill, who works as an English teacher in France. Every Sunday she visits the public gardens to sit on a bench observing her surroundings. She imagines the whole scenery as a theatre play in which everybody – including herself – has a particular role – until a rude remark by a couple walking by unsettles her…

· · 1920

Critical edition

Mansfield, Katherine. "Miss Brill." The Garden Party and Other Stories, edited by Lorna Sage, Penguin, 1997, pp. 110-115. 4 pp., ISBN 9780141441801

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