Mavis Gallant’s “In the Tunnel” (1970)

2018-08-27T12:36:30-05:00

Having had such a difficult relationship with her mother, Mavis Gallant must have hoped for more from her father. But think of the separateness of the child and father in “Wing’s Chips” (a story with outward similarities to some of Gallant’s childhood experiences). And the outright conflict in “The Rejection”. She

Mavis Gallant’s “In the Tunnel” (1970)2018-08-27T12:36:30-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “Señor Pinedo”

2017-03-26T13:02:21-05:00

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”2017-03-26T13:02:21-05:00

“Queenie” Alice Munro

2015-02-23T10:23:11-05:00

Unsurprisingly, a story named for a main character is going to be preoccupied with names and identity. It's also the first thing readers observe Queenie saying to Chrissy, when she arrives in Toronto and is met at Union Station. Her husband thinks it sounds like an animal's name, so Chrissy

“Queenie” Alice Munro2015-02-23T10:23:11-05:00

Emerging and Established: The Journey Prize Stories 26 and Margaret Atwood

2018-10-19T14:53:24-05:00

Just as the jury enjoyed reading the stories submitted for tthe 2014 Journey Prize, other readers can also value the "exposure to a new generation of writers who are extending the tradition of Canadian short fiction well into the twenty-first century". McClelland & Stewart, 2014. Edited by Steven

Emerging and Established: The Journey Prize Stories 26 and Margaret Atwood2018-10-19T14:53:24-05:00
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