About Buried In Print

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Buried In Print has created 1666 blog entries.

Mavis Gallant’s “A Recollection” (1983)


The previous story ends with an imprisonment: “He had got the woman from church to dining room, and he would keep her there trapped, cornered, threatened, watched, until she yielded to Grippes and told her name – as, in his several incarnations, good Poche had always done.” I’m thinking

Mavis Gallant’s “A Recollection” (1983)2019-07-22T18:18:13-05:00

Dear Barbara: Second of Four


No wonder you were so smitten with David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon. This is the kind of story I imagine filled the pages of those vintage Adventure magazines: unexpected fortunes, devastating losses, deceit and betrayal. All written with dialogue and description that makes it seem like a

Dear Barbara: Second of Four2019-07-18T11:13:19-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “Grippes and Poche” (1982)


This story is about Henri Grippes (familiar for readers of this collection, from “A Painful Affair” and “A Flying Start”) and O. Poche, who works in the taxation office. But it’s also about novelist Henri Grippes and his imaginings of O. Poche, who will appear in countless fictions. This

Mavis Gallant’s “Grippes and Poche” (1982)2019-07-16T09:13:40-05:00

Dear Barbara: First of Four Letters


In 19 years, you haven’t forgotten to wish me a Happy Canada Day. And you’ve been especially attentive since November 2016, likely hoping the immigration clerks here will put some gold stars on that imaginary citizenship application of yours! They should give you extra credit for your devotion to

Dear Barbara: First of Four Letters2019-07-12T12:34:32-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “A Flying Start” (1982)


“All raise hands, please, who remember Rosalia. (Camera on studio smiles.)” You remember Rosalia, right? We met her in “A Painful Affair”, this collection’s fourth story: the dedicated servant of Miss Mary Margaret Pugh. Miss Pugh’s artistic patronage is not-yet-transpired in “Larry” (Larry is her half-brother), it’s an already-transpired-fact

Mavis Gallant’s “A Flying Start” (1982)2019-07-09T13:05:04-05:00