Paris Notebooks: Essays and Reviews

  • Title: Paris Notebooks: Essays and Reviews
  • Author: Mavis Gallant
  • ISBN: 9780394562018
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Paris Notebooks Essays and Reviews Just as in her fiction Mavis Gallant is a brilliant observer in her assessments of contemporary headlines of sociology and mass psychology of the national character and in her witty often devastat
    Just as in her fiction, Mavis Gallant is a brilliant observer in her assessments of contemporary headlines, of sociology and mass psychology, of the national character and in her witty, often devastating critiques of other writers.

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    About Mavis Gallant


    1. 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.


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    1. "I do not read books," David Hume is supposed to have written. "I read IN them" That describes my approach to this, and, increasingly, to many other books.This particular volume contains the non-fiction writings of Mavis Gallant, a Canadian writer of short stories who spent most of her life in France, and who died recently at a ripe old age. It contains her notes written during the events of May 1968 (Paris Notebooks I and II) -- which are vivid, marvelous, stenographic, peculiar. There is a len [...]

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    2. Mavis Gallant moved to Europe in 1950, and after trying out a few other cities settled in Paris, where she lived until her death in 2014. She was fluent in French, and lived her life as part of her chosen city rather than as one passing through or relegated to the fringes. This is most evident in her Paris Notebooks Parts I and II, which cover the month of May (and part of June) in 1968, when the students brought the city to a halt. The students were protesting in the United States also, but as [...]

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    3. The first 2 segments are Gallant's detailed account of the l968 'manifestations' in Paris 1968-- gives the reader a 'you are there' sense of what it was like to live through those times: no metro, no deliveries, no car because no petrol, no groceries, etc--all mixed with the intensity of the demonstrations,the police, the varied perspectives, and the changing views of some people after it was all over. The remainder of the book includes her essays and book reviews. Of special note is Gallant's e [...]

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    4. Mavis Gallant`s power as a short story writer leaves you unprepared for what an astounding and perceptive critic and observer she isough arguably the best short story writers are great and close observers of human nature. But this collection, especially the essays on the Paris revolts of 1968, leave you wanting more. I suspect I should be satisfied that she is such a prolific short story writerbut I do want more of her non fiction.

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    5. Even when I knew nothing/cared little about the subject of one of the essays (Paul Leautaud, Jean Giraudoux who & who?), I still admired her style and insight. Interesting perspectives on French society.

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    6. A little dated now but still worthwhile for fans of Gallant.

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    7. Lightness and balance, the kind that restore sanity.

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