Mavis Gallant’s “The Deceptions of Marie-Blanche”

2017-03-26T11:05:36+00:00

If the story were titled "Les Deceptions de Marie-Blanche", it might be translated as "The Disappointments of Marie-Blanche": an apt choice. San Francisco Earthquake, 1907 - Click for source details And, yet, as it stands, there is the added implication that Marie-Blanche has not only been disappointed by

Mavis Gallant’s “The Deceptions of Marie-Blanche” 2017-03-26T11:05:36+00:00

Mavis Gallant’s “The Other Paris” (1956)

2017-03-26T09:22:36+00:00

There is, about an hour's drive from Toronto, a small town called Paris, on the Grand River. I've visited it a couple of times and I have travelled through it, by train, countless times. Rarely, on one of those rail journeys, did I miss that broad curve of the tracks, the

Mavis Gallant’s “The Other Paris” (1956) 2017-03-26T09:22:36+00:00