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Katherine Mansfield and Translation$
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Claire Davison, Gerri Kimber, and W. Todd Martin

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781474400381

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400381.001.0001

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An Invitation to Dinner

An Invitation to Dinner

(p.154) An Invitation to Dinner
Katherine Mansfield and Translation

Parineeta Singh

Edinburgh University Press

Today when my wife announced that she had invited Miss Fulton to dinner a spark of joy electrocuted me. I was flipping through the letters which had arrived with the morning post when I was startled by my wife’s voice. She had a way of moving as if her feet didn’t touch the ground and could enter a room without sound. This was something I liked about her when we first met, but recently this characteristic had been making me cagey. ‘You don’t mind, do you? Having another guest?’ she asked. I shook my head and circled my arm about her waist. I felt her relaxing and she nuzzled my ear. I had long ago told her that our marriage was going to be more of a friendship, but she still initiated small intimacies....

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