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  • Title: Varieties of Exile
  • Author: Mavis Gallant Russell Banks
  • ISBN: 9781590170601
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback

  • Varieties of Exile By Mavis Gallant Russell Banks Mavis Gallant is the modern master of what Henry James called the international story, the fine grained evocation of the quandaries of people who must make their way in the world without any place to call their own The irreducible complexity of the very idea of home is especially at issue in the stories Gallant has written about Montreal, where she was born, although sheMavis Gallant is the modern master of what Henry James called the international story, the fine grained evocation of the quandaries of people who must make their way in the world without any place to call their own The irreducible complexity of the very idea of home is especially at issue in the stories Gallant has written about Montreal, where she was born, although she has lived in Paris for than half a century.Varieties of Exile, Russell Banks s extensive new selection from Gallant s work, demonstrates anew the remarkable reach of this writer s singular art Among its contents are three previously uncollected stories, as well as the celebrated semi autobiographical sequence about Linnet Muir stories that are wise, funny, and full of insight into the perils and promise of growing up and breaking loose.
    Mavis Gallant Russell Banks
    Canadian journalist and fiction writer In her twenties, Gallant worked as a reporter for the Montreal Standard She left journalism in 1950 to pursue fiction writing To that end, always needing autonomy and privacy, she moved to France.In 1981, Gallant was honoured by her native country and made an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to literature That same year she also received the Governor General s Award for literature for her collection of stories, Home Truths In 1983 84, she returned to Canada as the University of Toronto s writer in residence In 1991 Queen s University awarded her an honorary LL.D In 1993 she was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada.In 1989, Gallant was made a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters In 2000, she won the Matt Cohen Prize, and in 2002 the Rea Award for the Short Story The O Henry Prize Stories of 2003 was dedicated to her In 2004, Gallant was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship.With Alice Munro, Gallant was one of a few Canadian authors whose works regularly appeared in The New Yorker Many of Gallant s stories had debuted in the magazine before subsequently being published in a collection.Although she maintained her Canadian citizenship, Gallant continued to live in Paris, France since the 1950s On November 8, 2006, Mavis Gallant received the Prix Athanase David from the government of her native province of Quebec She was the first author writing in English to receive this award in its 38 years of existence.

    Varieties of Exile By Mavis Gallant Russell Banks

    Commentaires:

    David
    Everyone else seems to think this book deserves a minimum of 4 stars, and maybe it does Maybe it s some kind of highbrow chicklit No matter I disliked it thoroughly I found these stories almost unreadable The marketing hook for this collection in the jacket blurb and the worshipful introduction by Russell Banks is a biographical one Gallant was born in Montreal to English speaking, Protestant parents, an only child who was shipped off to a French Catholic boarding school at age four Her father d [...]

    Sasha Martinez
    In his introduction to Mavis Gallant s short story collection, Varieties of Exile, Russell Banks offers us a quote from the other herself Stories are not chapters of novels They should not be read one after another, as if they were meant to follow along Read one Shut the book Read something else Come back later Stories can wait Banks, of course, offers the feeble, But, trust me, these can t As particular as the advice may come to readers of short story collections among them, the odd creatures l [...]

    Jennifer
    Mavis Gallant grew up in and around Montreal, but has been living in Paris for the last half century She s published mainly short stories her stories have appeared in the New Yorker since the 1950s The backdrop of this particular collection of short stories is Canada Her upbringing, as the lone Protestant English child that went through the conservative school system of the French Catholic church in pre post war Montreal is mirrored in many of these stories Her writing captures the duality of he [...]

    Angie
    This book took me forever to finish Even now, I feel like I haven t truly read this book, despite taking my time on each individual story As Gallant herself says, Stories are not chapters of novels They should not be read one after another, as if they were meant to follow along Read one Shut the book Read something else Come back later Stories can wait However, this collection really should be read cover to cover, as many of the stories follow after one another 3 stories focus on Linnet Muir, 3 [...]

    charta
    Quattro racconti di media lunghezza che parlano di separazioni per abbandono o rimozione Di solitudine Di incomunicabilit E, soprattutto, del fare e dell essere per l utile.Quattro storie come tante, nascono nella banalit e in essa si sviluppano e concludono.L io narrante, odiosamente ironico e onnisciente, mai identificabile con uno dei personaggi, gronda distacco e superiorit Lo sguardo gelido, manca del tutto un barlume d afflato umano, un ombra di dolore nel rappresentare pochezze e miserie [...]

    Alastair
    Gorgeous interlocking stories about French and English speaking Montreal through most of the 20th century Reminded me a great deal of Brodkey, whose stories I d just discovered, because of the way in which Gallant tells re tells the same person s life at different points and from different places Also, because of the way in which childhood memory is so sensual I found that in reading about her characters childhoods, I could remember of my own Which of course made me suspicious Cumulatively, the [...]

    Wooky
    I first read the collection Paris Stories and thought perhaps I was a wee bit in love with Mavis Gallant because of the Paris backdrop of her stories But no Paris, Quebec, Florida, she can take me wherever, and I am just as as enthralled.

    Jeremy Allan
    There were points where I was sick of the characters as this collection has several groupings of stories where the characters are carried over but I was almost never sick of Gallant She is conspicuously good I will most definitely be seeking out of her work.

    Will
    Every year, some Somebody is blabbing about the new Chekhov Because, yes, there are so few touchstones for the dilettante No living writer does short fiction like Mavis Gallant, and it s so obvious it feels cheap to point out.

    Tom Wascoe
    Excellent collection of short stories theme is Canada or Canadians Some of the stories are semi autobiographical Superb characters, compelling stories, well written.

    Rossella DB
    Stile impeccabile sebbene impossibile negare la presenza di un io narrante, odiosamente ironico e onnisciente, mai identificabile con uno dei personaggi, gronda distacco e superiorit citando un altra recensione Non concordo con chi, per , afferma che manca sentimento L anima sta nella costruzione dei racconti Impareggiabile Essa rendere reale il realismo Rende in parole la percezione quotidiana della vita.L intreccio de Il bambino dei Fenton mi ha catturato Non da thriller da scrittrici navigate [...]

    Mimi
    Well, maybe a 3.6, lots of good extended stories.

    Matt Good
    Russell Banks, in his introduction, refers to Gallant as a writer s writer I had only heard of Gallant through a story read by Margaret Atwood on the New Yorker Fiction podcast that story, Voices in the Snow is included here While I find Bank s description meaningless than meaningful, I think I understand what he s going for Gallant writes beautifully there s an interiority to her characters that illustrates with clarity the complicated web of factors that makes up our internal monologues Most [...]

    Brian
    Extraordinarily well written short stories with recurrent characters This collection reflects the author s roots in Quebec Her vantage point and experience are clearly recognizable as that of English Montreal She is a master of her craft and the stories illustrate her expertise The insight is profond , the plots are somewhat amusants and the humour is tres drole She demonstrates her distinct pattern to story writing that does not vary and may seem rote Each vignette ends with a bon mot of some s [...]

    Allison
    Absolutely fell in love with Mavis Gallant here I d highly reccommend it to anyone interested in short stories, she hasn t got nearly as much exposure as she deserves.Its a collection of fantastic short stories about people apart, or outside, or in some way, well, exiled They re set in canada, which adds another interesting element i had no idea the dynamics in quebec.

    Kathie
    These are some vary dense stories, many originally having appeared in The New Yorker I found them interesting mainly because their Canadian setting with much discussion of Quebecois culture, high and low, French and Anglo This is a viewpoint I haven t seen much of elsewhere Three stars for the cultural insights, aaaaaaand I m probably done with Mavis Gallant.

    Elizabeth
    Mavis Gallant is a master These stories are so good, I am at a loss as to how to review them This collection is cool because it groups together her linked stories which involve the same characters but originally appeared in different collections or magazines so you can read them one at a time, or follow a character like Linnet Muir through four or five stories.

    astried
    I ve once likened Gallant s story with liquer filled chocolate In this book they aren t It s one of those dishes with symphony of ingredients The one I d eat by small mouthful trying to recognize and savour each part of it The only down side, it s something I d want to read when I can concentrate and think properly.4stars

    Jennifer
    The most wonderful writer I d never heard of Many stories narratives are nearly absent, replaced by adult ruminations on a naive yet highly intelligent and perceptive girlhood Each story needs and deserves to be reread and reread.

    Christa
    Gallant s stories are unique in their setting as well as their voice She s able to perfectly capture a person in a physical detail or a quirk with almost tender ruthlessness Her writing is absolutely amazing.

    Claire C-g
    These are great Linnet Muir and Martha Quest would be such great friends.

    Elizabeth Bradley
    crystalline.

    k
    uh this book is really sad and literary and canadian so it was the perfect book for me

    Bettie☯
    RIP

    Polly Zetterberg
    So engaging, such settings and detail Wonderful.

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