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The Moslem Wife and Other Stories

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Internationally celebrated as among the finest stories written in English today, Mavis Gallant's fiction offers a penetrating and powerful vision of contemporary human relationships in Europe and North America.

The Moslem Wife and Other Stories brings together eleven of Gallant's best stories from over three decades. These embody the beauty, irony, and compassion of a maste
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 1994 by New Canadian Library (first published 1994)
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Radiantfracture
Mar 12, 2013 Radiantfracture rated it really liked it
Gallant is a great chronicler of a particular midcentury kind of consciousness--postwar, self-conscious but without the lugubrious irony of later writers. I wish Canadians would write fewer historical novels and more of these. She's more cosmopolitan and less icy than Munro, though for me Munro edges her out as a stylist.

The four stars are more for Gallant than this particular collection -- I didn't love them all. While the prose is always crisp, the milieu always well-observed, some stories are
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Vineca Gray
Jan 02, 2014 Vineca Gray rated it it was amazing
This tiny little book fit into my bag so that every day I could read one of these gorgeous short stories. Mavis Gallant has such a woman's voice here. I just love her style - some bohemian notes, a Montréaler for sure. The afterword by Mordecai Richler is bittersweet.
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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 receive
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