From the age of twenty-eight, Mavis Gallant lived and wrote in Europe, writing about “Canadians, Americans, Australians, Eastern and Western Europeans and their distinctive social and cultural milieux”: she was “a citizen of the world”.
On the edge of beginning a deliberate reading and rereading of her stories, I peeked into Janice Kulyk Keefer’s Reading […]
Nicola Beauman’s A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-39 (1983) Virago, 1984. Persephone No. 78, 2008.
I’m certain that I’ve said this before, but this is one of my favourite kinds of books about books. Nicola Beauman’s A Very Great Profession is obviously written out of a passion for women’s literature of 1914-1939 and […]
David Treuer’s Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual Graywolf Press, 2006 I can tell you exactly, what the name of the first book that I read from Graywolf Press: Georgia Savage’s The House Tibet (1991). What I recall now, nearly twenty years later, is simply that The House Tibet stood out for me. And, when […]
Jeffrey Eugenides’ “Extreme Solitude” The New Yorker – June 7, 2010 issue
There has been some chatter about magazine subscriptions lately (at Inklings and Pickle Me This) and that’s gotten me feeling even a little more guilty about not keeping up with my “New Yorker” issues (as opposed to the consistent, moderate amount of guilt […]