The Stories of Katherine Mansfield - Definitive Edition by Katherine Mansfield; Antony Alpers

Deaf Sentence by David Lodge

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When the university merged his Department of Linguistics with English, Professor Desmond Bates took early retirement, but he is not enjoying it. He misses the purposeful routine of the academic year, and has lost his appetite for research. His wife WinifredÕs late-flowering career goes from strength to strength, reducing his role to that of escort and househusband, while the rejuvenation of her appearance makes him uneasily conscious of the age gap between them. The monotony of his days is relieved only by wearisome journeys to London to check on the welfare of his 89 year old father, an ex-dance musician who stubbornly refuses to move from the house he is patently unable to live in with safety. But these discontents are nothing compared to the affliction of hearing loss, which is a constant source of domestic friction and social embarrassment. In the popular imagination, he observes, deafness is comic, as blindness is tragic, but for the deaf person himself, it is no joke. It is through his deafness that Desmond gets inadvertently involved with a young woman whose wayward and unpredictable behaviour threatens to destabilise his life completely. This 2008 Random House Paperback is in Good condition.

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