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Gallant, Mavis

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Works: 150 works in 681 publications in 3 languages and 16,144 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Frame-stories  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews 
Roles: Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.G26, 813.54
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Home truths : sixteen stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
37 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ranging in time and place from small-town Quebec during the Depression, to Geneva and Paris in the 1950s, to contemporary Vancouver Island, these stories explore the remorseless cruelty of children, the tensions that affect all families, the dangerous but endearing naïveté of young girls in love with Europe, and the terrible distances that divide people who love each other. And in the celebrated "Linnet Muir" stories, Gallant draws on her own experiences to portray a sensitive and alarmingly perceptive young girl growing up in Montreal in the 1930s and 1940s
The collected stories of Mavis Gallant by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 50 stories include The Other Paris, on a woman who decides not to divorce her husband so she has someone to share her memories of Paris, plus an essay by the author in which she describes the influence, on her novels, of her expatriate life
Across the bridge : stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first four of the eleven stories in this book are connected, following the fortunes of the Carette family. In "1933" their widowed mother teaches Berthe and Marie to conceal the fact that she was a seamstress, and to say instead that she was "clever with her hands." In "The Chosen Husband" the luckless suitor, Louis, has to undergo the front-parlor scrutiny of Marie's mother and sister: "But then Louis began to cough and had to cover his mouth. He was in trouble with a caramel. The Carettes looked away, so that he could strangle unobserved. 'How dark it is,' said Berthe, to let him think that he could not be seen." Almost all of the other stories take place in the Paris Mavis Gallant knows so well. "Across the Bridge," the title story, begins with the narrator's mother throwing her reluctant daughter's wedding invitations into the Seine. "I watched the envelopes fall in a slow shower and land on the dark water and float apart. Strangers leaned on the parapet and stared, too, but nobody spoke." A master of contemporary prose - elegant, concise, finely textured - Mavis Gallant never relaxes the tension between detachment and compassion, understanding and mystery, memory and truth. She constantly surprises the reader with her quicksilver perceptions of the moments when people's illusions are revealed and their lives change irrevocably as they form new, necessary illusions. With irony and an unfailing eye for the telling detail, she weaves stories of such intricate simplicity and spare complexity that critics have rightly compared her with Henry James and Anton Chekhov. Across the Bridge is a vintage collection by one of the best short-story writers in the world
Overhead in a balloon : twelve stories of Paris by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Fifteenth District : a novella and eight short stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
33 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pegnitz junction; a novella and five short stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
30 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and German and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris notebooks : essays & reviews by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
24 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fairly good time by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In transit : twenty stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty short stories which originally appeared in the New Yorker during the 1950s and '60s
My heart is broken; eight stories and a short novel by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
39 editions published between 1964 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
Paris stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker for close to fifty years who has, in the words of The New York Times, "radically reshaped the short story for decade after decade." Michael Ondaatje's new selection of Gallant's work gathers some of the most memorable of her stories set in Europe and Paris, where Gallant has long lived. Mysterious, funny, insightful, and heartbreaking, these are tales of expatriates and exiles, wise children and straying saints. Together they compose a secret history, at once intimate and panoramic, of modern times"--Publisher's description
The other Paris; stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
19 editions published between 1955 and 1986 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cost of living : early and uncollected stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mavis Gallant is admired and beloved as one of the masters of the modern short story. Selected from early collections and the New Yorker , where many of the author's stories have appeared over the last fifty years, and with an introduction, this title reveals a writer coming into her own
Green water, green sky by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
23 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel in four parts dealing with the nervous breakdown of an American girl in Europe. Portions of the book first appeared in the "New Yorker."
The selected stories of Mavis Gallant by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mavis Gallant, a Montrealer who left for Paris in 1948, is acknowledged as one of the masters of the English short story. Her stories, set mostly in Europe, deal with the marriage rituals of the Parisian near-upper class or the passage to independence of a young woman in the traditional Montreal of her childhood. The 52 stories in this collection cover the period from the 1950s to the 1990s. 1996
Varieties of exile : stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mavis Gallant is the modern master of what Henry James called the international story, the fine-grained evocation of the quandaries of people who must make their way in the world without any place to call their own. The irreducible complexity of the very idea of home is especially at issue in the stories Gallant has written about Montreal, where she was born, although she has lived in Paris for more than half a century. Varieties of Exile, Russell Banks's extensive new selection from Gallant's work, demonstrates anew the remarkable reach of this writer's singular art. Among its contents are three previously uncollected stories, as well as the celebrated semi-autobiographical sequence about Linnet Muir'stories that are wise, funny, and full of insight into the perils and promise of growing up and breaking loose
In transit by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of the world and other stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
20 editions published between 1952 and 1987 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories
Paris stories by Mavis Gallant ( )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen of Gallant's best short stories. Set in Europe and Paris, these are tales of expatriates and exiles, wise children, and straying saints
The Moslem wife and other stories by Mavis Gallant ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gallant, Mavis Leslie
Gallant, Mavis Leslie 1922-2014
Young, Mavis 1922-
Young, Mavis de Trafford
Young, Mavis Leslie
Young, Mavis Leslie 1922-2014
Languages
English (455)
German (1)
French (1)
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