Modern Classics In Transit by Mavis GallantModern Classics In Transit by Mavis Gallant

Modern Classics In Transit

byMavis GallantForeword byJane Urquhart

Paperback | May 9, 2006

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"Meticulously constructed … timeless and unforgettable…"
—Jane Urquhart

In the stories that make up In Transit, internationally acclaimed writer Mavis Gallant describes with elegant and scrupulous precision-and a discerning eye for telling detail-the quirks of human nature and the limits of human compassion. A host of remarkably drawn characters are surveyed with a cool wit and sophisticated intelligence as they struggle to transcend the imprisonment of their provisional lives. Sometimes direct, sometimes tantalizingly oblique, Mavis Gallant's finely textured writing demonstrates once again that she is a master of contemporary prose.

 Mavis Gallant (1922–2014) once told an interviewer that she could no more stop being Canadian than she could change the colour of her eyes. Born in Montreal, she left a career as a leading journalist in that city to move to Paris in 1950 to write. She published stories on a regular basis in The New Yorker, many of which were antholo...
Title:Modern Classics In TransitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.45 inPublished:May 9, 2006Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143055038

ISBN - 13:9780143055037

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"Gallant...has dared to drift in a disorienting century, always trusting her own imaginative compass. Her fiction, never fooled into trying to keep up with history, will last a long time." &mdashThe New York Times Book Review