Advertisement

Mavis Gallant

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. After traveling extensively she settled in Paris, where she lived until her death. She is the recipient of the 2002 Rea Award for the Short Story and the 2004 PEN/Nabokov Award for lifetime achievement. New York Review Books Classics has published two previous collections of Gallant’s stories, Paris Stories, selected and introduced by Michael Ondaatje (2002), and Varieties of Exile, selected and introduced by Russell Banks (2003).

Limpid Pessimist

Alexis

translated in collaboration with the author by Walter Kaiser

Coup de Grâce

translated in collaboration with the author by Grace Frick

A Coin in Nine Hands

translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz

Memoirs of Hadrian and Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian

translated in collaboration with the author by Grace Frick

With Open Eyes: Conversations with Matthieu Galey

translated by Arthur Goldhammer

The Abyss

translated in collaboration with the author by Grace Frick

Oriental Tales

translated in collaboration with the author by Alberto Manguel

The Dark Brain of Piranesi and Other Essays

translated in collaboration with the author by Richard Howard

Plays

translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz

Fires

translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz

See all reviewed works
See less

December 5, 1985 issue

Subscribe and save 50%!

Read the latest issue as soon as it’s available, and browse our rich archive. You'll have immediate subscriber-only access to over 1,200 issues and 25,000 articles published since 1963.

Subscribe now

Subscribe and save 50%!

Get immediate access to the current issue and over 20,000 articles from the archives, plus the NYR App.

Already a subscriber? Sign in