The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford - Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary

At a party hosted by the Mr. and Mrs. Andreas, Evan Leckie, an American journalist, will observe the interaction between the vanquished and the victors. This takes place after the ware. The party is hosted in Heidelberg, Germany. Evan has only a month previously transferred from Nuremberg. Evan's situation wrought many changes for the young man when his wife, Virginia, chose that time to declare she was leaving him. During his time in Heidelberg, Evan Leckie discovers in this quiet town a chivalrous attitude. The war and subsequent Occupation are only indirectly discussed.

Three other women who attend the party impress upon him the crassness of the bluestockings. They arrogantly and loquaciously speak to Doctor Reinmuth of the people who have forced their world into war. Having directly faced the violence of the war, as opposed to the inherent lack of...

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