Mavis Gallant’s “When We Were Nearly Young”


This week, I'm just going to share a few random thoughts about this story. Not Paris. Not Italy. Madrid. (There are so many pretty pictures of Madrid. But this picture makes me think of the women in the story.) Pillar fears she is too old to remarry. She married

Mavis Gallant’s “When We Were Nearly Young”2019-11-19T18:10:15-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “Señor Pinedo”


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
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