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The Uncollected Stories of Mavis Gallant

The Uncollected Stories of Mavis Gallant

by Mavis Gallant, edited and with an introduction by Garth Risk Hallberg

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The immensity of Gallant's achievement still seems insufficiently recognized. Alice Munro's Nobel notwithstanding, Gallant may in fact have been the best pure story writer since the early-1950s prime of Cheever, Welty, and Flannery O'Connor, and even in such august company, Gallant's stories are sui generis. They do something different than perfecting the tradition or stretching the boundaries of what the form can do. For all their expansiveness, Gallant's stories constitute a striking and almost avant-garde reduction: in reading her, one feels like they discover something about what a short story really is and isn't—about what is necessary, and what is sufficient. 

The Uncollected Stories of Mavis Gallant includes over thirty stories never before collected in one volume, including "The Accident" and "His Mother" and "An Autobiography" and "Dedé." With the publication of this book, finally all of this modern master's fiction will be in print.

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Series: NYRB Classics
ISBN: 9781681378749
Pages: 528
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It’s a truth not often-enough acknowledged that Mavis Gallant is a wonder of the literary world…. Her voice and sensibility are penetrating, canny, graceful and incisive.
—Joan Frank, The Washington Post

Her body of work is unique and profound; I don't think there will be another quite like her.
—Jhumpa Lahiri

Gallant’s talent is as versatile and witty as it is somber and empathetic.
—John Updike

Line by line, word by word, no one writes with more compression than Gallant. Great short stories are sometimes said to be as rich and as full as novels, but hers are as rich and full as encyclopedias.
—Francine Prose, The New Yorker

Gallant's craft and empathy are always ahead of us. It is only when we reread her that we discover how, before we know it, she will have circled a person, captured a voice, revealed a whole manner of a life in the way a character avoids an issue or discusses a dress.
—Michael Ondaatje

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