Mavis Gallant’s “The Moabitess”


Miss Horeham seems to have walked straight out of a Barbara Pym novel: an older woman with standards which are disappointed with some regularity. She has lived in this pension for long enough to see families come and go, long enough to recognise the rhythms of the seasons there, and

Mavis Gallant’s “The Moabitess”2017-07-20T17:54:50-05:00

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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