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Mavis Gallant

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1922– ),

Canadian short‐story writer, born in Montreal. She had a difficult childhood during which her father died, and her mother remarried and emigrated, leaving her in the care...

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Mavis Gallant’s <i>Green Water, Green Sky</i>

Denis Sampson.

in The Found Voice

May 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 13726 words.

In 1950, Mavis Gallant left Montreal for Europe, eventually settling in Paris. Green Water, Green Sky is set in Venice, Provence, and Paris, and at first glance, it appears to be a fiction...

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Mavis Gallant

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1922– ),

Canadian short‐story writer, born in Montreal. She had a difficult childhood during which her father died, and her mother remarried and emigrated, leaving her in the care...

See overview in Oxford Index

Gallant, Mavis

Michael Cox and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 177 words.

The Other Paris (1956) Fiction Short Stories Green Water, Green Sky (1959) Fiction My Heart is

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Gallant, Mavis

Christopher Riches and Michael Cox.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 215 words.

The Other Paris (1956) Fiction Short Stories

Green Water, Green Sky (1959) Fiction

My Heart is Broken...

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Beyond Repression: German Women’s War History and Hysteria in Mavis Gallant’s “O Lasting Peace” and “An Alien Flower”

Doris Wolf.

in Contemporary Women's Writing

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 8586 words.

This paper examines how two of Mavis Gallant’s German stories, “O Lasting Peace” and “An Alien Flower,” engage with questions of Aryan German women’s culpability for the Nazi past and the...

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Gallant, Mavis (1922– )

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 155 words.

(1922– ),

Canadian short‐story writer, born in Montreal. She had a difficult childhood during which her father died,

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Gallant, Mavis (b. 1922)

George Woodcock William Toye.

in The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature

January 1997; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 1368 words.

(b. 1922).

Born Mavis de Trafford Young in Montreal, she attended seventeen different schools there and in the

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Gallant, Mavis (1922– )

Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 237 words.

(1922– ),

Canadian writer, born in Montreal, brought up in Quebec, Ontario and the USA, before returning to

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The Found Voice

Denis Sampson.

May 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 192 pages.

The five essays in this book investigate a key work early in the careers of V.S. Naipaul, Alice Munro, J.M. Coetzee, Mavis Gallant and William Trevor. Each of these major writers of fiction...

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Literary Contexts

Luke Ferretter.

in Sylvia Plath's Fiction

July 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 20680 words.

This chapter examines the influences that shaped Plath as a fiction writer. There are five sections, each of which examines one of the major such influences. These are: (1) Virginia Woolf...

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Prologue

Denis Sampson.

in The Found Voice

May 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1767 words.

The expression ‘finding a voice’ is commonly used by writers to suggest the discovery of an aesthetic authority that governs the development of their subsequent work. Novelists such as V....

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