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Gallant, Mavis

Overview
Works: 148 works in 692 publications in 5 languages and 16,552 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Frame-stories  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.G26, 813.54
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Home truths : sixteen stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )
39 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quilt of the Canadian experience is sewn by one of the nation's greatest treasures Canada is one of the world's most diverse and gorgeous countries, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, with a wealth of experiences and people to match its incredible size and breadth. The nation's impressive variety is on display in Home Truths, Mavis Gallant's ode to her home country through stories. Gallant moves effortlessly through time and place, taking the reader from Depression-era Quebec to 1950s Paris to contemporary Vancouver while dealing with the universal themes of the innocence o
Across the bridge : stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,004 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
The collected stories of Mavis Gallant by Mavis Gallant( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 960 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
Overhead in a balloon : twelve stories of Paris by Mavis Gallant( Book )
40 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The City of Lights, as seen by one of its greatest citizens and admirers Paris has been inspiring writers for centuries. Its neighborhoods and people make for a never-ending flow of potential stories. Mavis Gallant, Canadian by birth but Parisian since the 1950s, has created an incredibly loving and accomplished tribute to her adoptive home. In this collection, Gallant illustrates the surprising sense of interconnectedness that comes from living in a big city, as characters from one story drift into another, disappearing only to pop up again much later. The book's longest work depicts a wily a
The Pegnitz junction; a novella and five short stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )
39 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A devastating collection exploring the wake of mankind's greatest conflict World War II exerted a psychic toll on Europe that is still evident today. The Pegnitz Junction is Mavis Gallant's look at how Europe handles that collective pain. In the title novella of this sharply written collection, a girl rides the train with her boyfriend and his son in postwar Europe. Onboard, she encounters all manner of personalities, each person burdened by the weight of what he or she has just experienced, openly bleeding from the emotional wounds of a terrifying global conflict. A wife must come to terms wi
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 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris notebooks : essays & reviews by Mavis Gallant( Book )
30 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un mai 68 du quotidien, des rumeurs, anecdotes et chambardements. Chroniques parues dans le "New Yorker" en septembre 1968
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 576 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 515 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 )
18 editions published between 1955 and 1986 in English and held by 428 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 416 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 342 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 )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 314 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 293 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 )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of the world and other stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )
23 editions published between 1952 and 1987 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories
Paris stories by Mavis Gallant( )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 189 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 164 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 (459)
French (19)
Spanish (3)
German (1)
Dutch (1)
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