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The Singing Lesson

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ebook, 25 pages
Published 1940
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Katherine Mansfield never ceases to amaze me. How she can, in such a short story, create such a vivid character with a depth of emotion that many writers could not match in a 500 page novel.
Jun 12, 2016 Gary rated it really liked it
"The Singing Lesson" has a structure made so that two events flow perfectly along together, and each event has depths of its own and deepens the meaning of the other. That the two events are Ms. Meadows leading her girls choir and Ms. Meadows going through a very rough hour in her romance makes Ms. Meadows the exact focus and balancing point of both the streams of interest. The language is exact and lovely, the characterization made amazingly deep by Mansfield's insights and the focal power of M ...more
Nov 06, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Bettie
Opening lines:
With despair—cold, sharp despair—buried deep in her heart like a wicked knife, Miss Meadows, in cap and gown and carrying a little baton, trod the cold corridors that led to the music hall.

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Mar 07, 2015 Michelle Raven rated it liked it
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I liked this short story. It's about this music teacher (Ms.Medows) who's fiance broke off their relationship and her thinking about the letter he wrote her while shes teaching a singing lesson.
The writing is really delightful, a great short story. But I couldn't avoid to feel bad for the poor girl having their singing lesson.
Nov 06, 2014 Bettie☯ rated it liked it
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura
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May 05, 2011 Paola marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
- la lezione di canto
- sulla baia
- la donna del magazzino
- sun e moon
- la "garden party"
- la mosca
- la piccola istitutrice
- mezzo scellino
- storia di un uomo
- il vento soffia
- prendendo il velo
- "feuille d'album"
- la bimba
- "dill pickle"
- la giornata di reginaldo peacock
- rivelazioni
- veleno
- istantanee
- psicologia
Nov 20, 2012 Smita rated it liked it
Music teacher's personal life impacts her lesson and, by extension, her students. Her romantic ordeal changes her perception of the music she teaches: self-absorption in times of grief causes one to ignore one's public persona.
Dec 22, 2008 Lindsay rated it did not like it
Hmm, the point?
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Kathleen Mansfield Murry was a prominent New Zealand modernist writer of short fiction who wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield.

Katherine Mansfield is widely considered one of the best short story writers of her period. A number of her works, including "Miss Brill", "Prelude", "The Garden Party", "The Doll's House", and later works such as "The Fly", are frequently collected in short st
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