Paris Notebooks: Essays & Reviews

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$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
Nonpareil Books
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Pages
392
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.4 X 1.3 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781567927894

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About the Author

Mavis Gallant (1922-2014) was born in Montreal and worked as a journalist at the Montreal Standard before moving to Europe to devote herself to writing fiction. In 1950, after traveling extensively, she settled in Paris, where she would remain for the rest of her life. Over the course of her career Gallant published more than one hundred stories and dispatches in The New Yorker. In 2002 she received the Rea Award for the Short Story and in 2004, the PEN/Nabokov Award for lifetime achievement.

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Praise for Paris Notebooks

"A superb collection...this new edition's brilliant foreword, by biographer and critic Hermione Lee, alone may justify the book's price....Page after page, Gallant dazzles. Her voice and sensibility are penetrating, canny, graceful, and incisive."

--Washington Post


"Riveting . . . rollicking . . . elegantly captures a changing France reckoning with the cultural revolutions of the mid-20th century."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)