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Here and Hereafter

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A collection of short stories first published in 1911. Pain was an English journalist, poet and writer known for his use of parody in his lightly humorous stories.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 15th 2012 by Echo Library (first published March 24th 2011)
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Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I almost quit reading this after the 1st story. I keep reminding myself how long ago he lived but still find his blatant racism completely disgusting. If he lived in present day I’d be boycotting him, but since he’s long dead and I got the book for free, that wouldn’t do much good.
I decided to give it one more short story to see if they got better. They did, a little- most of them had kind of a mild twist or a moral, and the writing was good. It was interesting to see what life was like then. R
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Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Quite an intriguing collection of stories first published in 1911. Notwithstanding, there is no swearing (unless you count 'damn', which someone apologises for using), but the word 'slut' appears to describe one man's 7-year-old daughter!! Yes, I don't understand it either.

So, apart from that, this is a great collection of stories from a bygone era of writers and writing. Nott everything was written around sexual conquests, be it male or female doing the conquering. The collect
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Born in Cambridge, Barry Eric Odell Pain was educated at Sedbergh School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He became a prominent contributor to The Granta. He was known as a writer of parody and lightly humorous stories. ...more

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