Mavis Gallant

Standard Name: Gallant, Mavis
Birth Name: Mavis de Trafford Young
Canadian-born Mavis Gallant lived most of her life in Paris, where she wrote hundreds of short stories, two novels, essays, diaries, and a play during the mid to late twentieth century. Her work, which often deals with exile and transience, is known mostly through her lengthy publishing relationship with The New Yorker.


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Education Margaret Atwood
From 1957 she attended Victoria College , University of Toronto . Canadian publishing and the arts in Canada, broadly considered, had not yet recovered from the second world war. There were no cheap reprints of...


21 February 1924: The first issue appeared of the New Yorker...

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21 February 1924

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Gallant, Mavis. “‘The Life of the Writer’”. Margaret Laurence Lecture, Writers’ Trust of Canada.
Richler, Mordecai, and Mavis Gallant. “Afterword”. The Moslem Wife and Other Stories, McClelland & Stewart, 1994, pp. 247-52.
Gallant, Mavis, and Mavis Gallant. “An Introduction”. Home Truths, Macmillan of Canada, 1981, p. xi - xxii.
Gallant, Mavis. Home Truths. Macmillan of Canada, 1981.
Gallant, Mavis. “In Youth Is Pleasure”. The New Yorker, pp. 46-54.
Weaver, Robert, and Mavis Gallant. “Introduction”. The End of the World and Other Stories, McClelland and Stewart, 1974, pp. 7-13.
Gallant, Mavis. “Madeline’s Birthday”. The New Yorker, Condé Nast, pp. 20-24.
Gallant, Mavis. “Orphan’s Progress”. The New Yorker, Condé Nast, pp. 49-51.
Gallant, Mavis. Paris Notebooks: Essays & Reviews. Macmillan, 1986.
Gallant, Mavis, and Mavis Gallant. “Preface”. The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant, McClelland & Stewart, 1996, p. ix - xix.
Gallant, Mavis. “The Hunger Diaries”. The New Yorker.
Gallant, Mavis. The Pegnitz Junction. Random House, 1973.