Beginning Mavis Gallant’s The Other Paris (1986)

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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

Beginning Mavis Gallant’s The Other Paris (1986) 2017-03-06T12:07:15+00:00

Nicola Beauman’s A Very Great Profession (1983)

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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

Nicola Beauman’s A Very Great Profession (1983) 2014-03-09T17:19:34+00:00

From Graywolf Press: Native American Fiction

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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

From Graywolf Press: Native American Fiction 2014-07-11T15:57:29+00:00

“Extreme Solitude” Jeffrey Eugenides’

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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

“Extreme Solitude” Jeffrey Eugenides’ 2014-07-11T15:57:59+00:00

My favourite island

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Elizabeth Waterston's The Magic Island Oxford University Press, 2008 I've been reading this book for months. You could actually say 'years'. Which is pretty funny actually because I bought it immediately upon publication...in 2008. But its format got me hooked in a rather unusual way and in some ways I

My favourite island 2014-03-09T13:36:55+00:00