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The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant

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Code Postal: 92100
Ville: Boulogne-Billancourt
Pays: France

The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant

Signed by Author Mavis Gallant

Published by Random House New York, 1996

ISBN: 0679448861

Used book in good condition, no annotations or highlighting. Hardback edition, black cloth with bright gold stamped spine lettering. Slight damage and discolouring on the front cover and the dustjacket. Spine in great condition. Signed by the author on the half-title page, ‘To Barney with every good wish Mavis Gallant Paris 26 March 2007’.

Includes a 2012 article The Hunger Diaries, (excerpts from Gallant’s diary covering March to June 1952) by Mavis Gallant, torn out of The New Yorker magazine. Also includes an obituary for Mavis Gallant from The New York Times, February 20, 2014. Also includes a Mavis Gallant postscript from The New Yorker, 2014.

Mavis Gallant was an acclaimed Canadian short story writer, who left Canada for Europe in the 1950s. She settled in Paris for many years and the city is the setting for many of her stories. She died in Paris and is buried in the Montparnasse Cemetery. She made her name writing about the dislocated and the disposessed. In unsentimental prose she addresses the isolation, detachment, and fear that afflict rootless North American and European expatriates.

The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant is a generous collection of fifty-two stories, selected from across her prolific career by the author and includes a preface in which she discusses the sources of her art.

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