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Karl Heinz Wolff

in Voices from Shanghai

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226181660
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226181684 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.003.0016
Karl Heinz Wolff

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This chapter presents “The Diligent Mason” (1942), a poem written by Karl Heinz Wolff. The poem expresses comedy in talking about a bewildered German émigré observing the seeming inefficiency of a Shanghai mason's work habits.

Keywords: poem; Shanghai; Karl Heinz Wolff; mason; émigré

Chapter.  736 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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