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A Week in Literary History

August 11th, 2002

In 1922, Canadian short story writer Mavis Gallant (Overhead in a Balloon, 1985) is born Mavis de Trafford Young in Montreal.

gallant.jpgMavis Gallant, b. August 11, 1922

Mavis Gallant has written a couple of novels, but her true medium is the not-always-so-short story, in which she is the best living practitioner. Especially in her tales of expatriates living in Europe, she astonishes the reader with the intelligence, clarity, and wisdom of her writing. For fifty years now, she has been Canada’s foremost literary treasure.

Suggested Reading Stories The Other Paris, 1956. My Heart Is Broken: Eight Stories and a Short Novel, 1964. The Pegnitz Junction: A Novella and Five Short Stories, 1973. The End of the World and Other Stories, 1974. From the Fifteenth District: A Novella and Eight Short Stories, 1979. Home Truths: Selected Canadian Stories, 1981. Overhead in a Balloon: Stories of Paris, 1985. In Transit, 1988. Across the Bridge, 1993. The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant, 1996. Other Paris Notebooks: Essays and Reviews, 1986.

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