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Gallant, Mavis

Overview
Works: 183 works in 897 publications in 4 languages and 20,969 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Frame stories  Domestic fiction  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  History  Interviews  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Compiler, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.G26, 813.54
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Across the bridge : stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,023 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
Home truths : sixteen stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected stories of Mavis Gallant by Mavis Gallant( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 914 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
From the Fifteenth District : a novella and eight short stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )

40 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, the nine stories in this glittering collection reflect on the foibles and dilemmas of human relationships
Overhead in a balloon : twelve stories of Paris by Mavis Gallant( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twaalf verhalen spelend in artistieke en intellectuele milieus in Parijs
A fairly good time by Mavis Gallant( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaanse vrouw in Parijs woont, tracht de moeilijkheden het hoofd te bieden als haar man haar heeft verlaten en haar omgeving zich tegen haar keert
Paris notebooks : essays & reviews by Mavis Gallant( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My heart is broken; eight stories and a short novel by Mavis Gallant( Book )

56 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Paris stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and French and held by 564 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 Pegnitz Junction : a novella and five short stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and German and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These stories have a common theme of post-war Germany, and the Germans, both at home and abroad
In transit : twenty stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty short stories which originally appeared in the New Yorker during the 1950s and '60s
The best American short stories, 1989( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"100 other distinguished short stories of the year 1988": p. [326]-329
The Best American short stories, 1992( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories by authors such as Rick Bass, Robert Olen Butler, Alice Mono, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1991
The best American short stories, 1988( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other Paris; stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )

17 editions published between 1955 and 1986 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1987 by Ann Beattie( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mixture of the works of new writers and well-known talents, this anthology of outstanding short stories features fiction by Margaret Atwood, Sue Miller, and authors whose works appeared in literary magazines or large-circulation periodicals
Green water, green sky by Mavis Gallant( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 389 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 cost of living : early and uncollected stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 387 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
The Best American short stories, 1980 by Stanley Elkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories, 1981( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The collected stories of Mavis Gallant
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The collected stories of Mavis GallantFrom the Fifteenth District : a novella and eight short storiesParis storiesIn transit : twenty storiesGreen water, green skyThe cost of living : early and uncollected storiesLearning to look : a visual response to Mavis Gallant's fiction
Alternative Names
De Trafford Gallant, Mavis Leslie.

Gallant, Mavis Leslie.

Gallant, Mavis Leslie 1922-2014

Mavis Gallant Canadees romanschrijfster (1922-2014)

Mavis Gallant Canadian writer

Mavis Gallant escriptora canadenca

Mavis Gallant escritora canadense

Mavis Gallant escritora canadiana

Mavis Gallant escritora de cuentos cortos, ensayos y obras de teatro canadiense

Mavis Gallant Kanada kirjanik

Mavis Gallant kanadische Journalistin und Schriftstellerin

Mavis Gallant scriitoare canadiană

Mavis Gallant scrittrice canadese

Mavis Gallantová

Young, Mavis 1922-2014

Young, Mavis de Trafford

Young, Mavis Leslie

Young, Mavis Leslie 1922-2014

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Languages
English (451)

French (24)

Spanish (5)

German (3)