Mavis Gallant’s “Its Image in the Mirror”

2017-07-14T16:50:04+00:00

At nearly one hundred pages long, it's unsurprising that this is the most complex of Mavis Gallant's stories I've read this year. It's neither the length nor the breadth of the story which complicates it, but the intricate arrangement of details, as readers are gradually immersed in the narration of

Mavis Gallant’s “Its Image in the Mirror” 2017-07-14T16:50:04+00:00

Mavis Gallant’s “A Day Like Any Other” (1953)

2017-03-26T13:27:13+00:00

There is less than a year between Jane and Ernestine Kennedy, young sisters who “resemble little Renoirs”. They live with their mother, Mrs. Kennedy, who is so preoccupied with caring for their father, that the girls have a minder, Frau Stengel (their sixth). Jane Wyman in “Das Herz Einer Mutti”

Mavis Gallant’s “A Day Like Any Other” (1953) 2017-03-26T13:27:13+00:00

Mavis Gallant’s “Señor Pinedo”

2017-03-26T13:02:21+00:00

Set in a Madrid pension, after the Spanish Civil War, "Señor Pinedo" has an ensemble cast. But, like many of the other tales in this colleciton, the story is told in the first person, from the perspective of a young woman who shares a wall with the Pinedo family. Imagining

Mavis Gallant’s “Señor Pinedo” 2017-03-26T13:02:21+00:00

Mavis Gallant’s “About Geneva”

2017-03-26T12:44:34+00:00

Even the shortest story in The Other Paris provokes a strong sympathy on the part of readers. Bill Perlmutter: "Through A Soldier's Lens. Europe In The Fifties".Click for source details At the heart of the story are two young children, Ursula who is older than seven and Colin who

Mavis Gallant’s “About Geneva” 2017-03-26T12:44:34+00:00

Mavis Gallant’s “One Morning in June” (1952)

2017-07-24T15:01:37+00:00

In another collection, this story is called "One Morning in May", and I wonder if anyone thought about renaming it "The Other Menton". For as surely as the title story takes a young woman's expectations of Paris and examines how they conflict with her real experience of the city, this

Mavis Gallant’s “One Morning in June” (1952) 2017-07-24T15:01:37+00:00