Mavis Gallant’s “Sunday Afternoon”

2017-07-28T11:21:07+00:00

As in "The Other Paris" and "The Cost of Living", a nineteen-year-old woman's dreams of romance in the city are feathering away in "Sunday Afternoon". Robert Capa Cafe de Flore 1962 "Veronica was a London girl. At first her dreams had been of Paris, but now they were

Mavis Gallant’s “Sunday Afternoon” 2017-07-28T11:21:07+00:00

Mavis Gallant’s “The Cost of Living”

2017-08-11T13:53:25+00:00

It begins in darkness. South side of the Luxembourg Gardens "Louise, my sister, talked to Sylvie Laval for the first time on the stairs of our hotel on a winter afternoon. At five o’clock the skylight over the stairway and the blank, black windows on each of the

Mavis Gallant’s “The Cost of Living” 2017-08-11T13:53:25+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

Listening for What’s Missing: Notes and novels, pages and spaces

2016-10-06T11:00:24+00:00

"I do know that missing is a feeling," Ruby announces, in Riel Nason's debut, The Town that Drowned. Is it? It's true for Ruby, and her story is preoccupied with what is being lost, a chronological tale rooted in the moments of losing. At first glance, it seems as though Lydia Perović's All

Listening for What’s Missing: Notes and novels, pages and spaces 2016-10-06T11:00:24+00:00

In My Reading Log

2015-09-02T10:34:05+00:00

The majority of my reading time this year has been devoted to the books which have been living for years, though neglected, on my own bookshelves. In May and June, I had a planned rebellion, and I enjoyed a great number of new books. But now I have returned to

In My Reading Log 2015-09-02T10:34:05+00:00