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Mavis Gallant (1922–2014)

Autor(a) de Paris Stories

58+ Works 2,566 Membros 56 Críticas 14 Favorited

About the Author

Mavis Gallant was born in Montreal, Canada on August 11, 1922. Her parents sent her to live at a French convent when she was 4. When she was 10, her father died from kidney disease. Her mother quickly remarried and moved to New York - leaving her daughter behind. During World War II, Gallant worked mostrar mais in the cutting room at the National Film Board of Canada and as a reporter for the Montreal Standard. She eventually became a columnist and feature writer. Two of her short stories appeared in the December, 1944, issue of Preview. She published more than 100 stories in The New Yorker beginning in 1951. During her lifetime, she wrote two novels and several short story collections. Her works include Green Water, Green Sky; A Fairly Good Time; Overhead in a Balloon; Across the Bridge; The Pegnitz Junction; Paris Stories; and The Cost of Living. She received several awards including the Governor-General's Award for Home Truths: Selected Canadian Stories, the Pen Nabokov Award for career achievement, the Matt Cohen Prize in 2000, and the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2002. In 1981, she was made Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to literature that year. She died on February 18, 2014 at the age 91. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Mavis Gallant

Paris Stories (2002) 544 exemplares
Montreal Stories (2003) 259 exemplares
Across the Bridge (1993) 209 exemplares
From the Fifteenth District (1979) 178 exemplares
Home Truths (1981) 128 exemplares
In Transit (1988) 103 exemplares
Overhead in a Balloon (1985) 88 exemplares
The Pegnitz Junction (1973) 53 exemplares
My Heart Is Broken (1964) 48 exemplares
A Fairly Good Time (1970) 44 exemplares
The Other Paris (1955) 41 exemplares
Going Ashore (2009) 36 exemplares
The Moslem Wife and other stories (1891) 33 exemplares
Green Water, Green Sky (1959) 25 exemplares
The Affair of Gabrielle Russier (1971) 10 exemplares
What is to be done? : a play by (1983) 7 exemplares
Los cuentos (2009) 7 exemplares
Chroniques de mai 68 (1988) 4 exemplares
Brick 80: Winter 2007 (2007) 3 exemplares
Una Bona estona (2022) 2 exemplares
Across the Bridge [short story] (2011) 2 exemplares
Ciel vert, ciel d'eau (1993) 2 exemplares
The Accident 2 exemplares
Piccoli naufragi 1 exemplar
UNA BONA ESTONA 1 exemplar
Voyageurs en souffrance (1996) 1 exemplar
Gallant Mavis 1 exemplar
Rue De Lille (1988) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,136 exemplares
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuidor — 464 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s (1990) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (1986) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Literary Ghost: Great Contemporary Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Women and Fiction: Volume 2 (1978) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Red Thread: Twenty Years of NYRB Classics: A Selection (2019) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Great Canadian Short Stories (1971) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Canadian Short Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Antaeus No. 61, Autumn 1988 - Journals, Notebooks & Diaries (1988) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English (1999) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Canadian Ghost Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Paris Review 167 2003 Fall (2003) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Modern Canadian Short Stories (1982) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Best Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor, algumas edições13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares

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A GR friend whose taste and views I respect gave this book his highest rating. So I feel really bad and kind of stupid in saying that I didn't like it at all. Not one bit. And in fact, this is the second time I've tried to read it. True, I did get through more of it this time. I started at the beginning and read 8 of the 15 stories. I didn't like any of them. Gallant writes well, but I don't like what she writes about. All the stories depressed me except for Speck's Idea where I was so bored I eventually started flipping ahead to see how many pages were left. This was a short story with many pages.

I don't read to study literature, although I do look for fine literature and good writers, and I avoid what I see as hacks. When I read fiction it is to vicariously meet people I want to spend time with, or travel to places I want to be, and I didn't find either of those here.
… (mais)
 
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dvoratreis | 9 outras críticas | May 22, 2024 |
Gallant is an extraordinary writer. She is the kind of writer who, when you read one of her stories for the first time, makes you say "why haven't I been reading her all my life." If you have not done so already, do so now.
 
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archangelsbooks | 9 outras críticas | Aug 8, 2023 |
Not many writers could go deeper than this. Felt like Canada's Faulkner for a second, even with the difference in theme. I can't believe it. When the say writing is magic. I can believe it.
 
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biblioclair | 4 outras críticas | Jun 20, 2023 |

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Obras
58
Also by
31
Membros
2,566
Popularidade
#10,010
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
56
ISBN
171
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
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