Mavis Gallant: A Canadian Short Story Legend

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Kapilabh Anula


Mavis Gallant was a Canadian short story writer. She had faced a very difficult childhood after her father’s demise and her mother’s early remarriage. She was raised as an orphan and had attended seventeen different schools to complete her education. Mavis Gallant later on started writing stories in Canada, and publishing them in Preview, The Standard Magazine, and Northern Review. Some of them were rejected as well but, she was determined to write stories as a full time writer, and therefore she courageously decided to depart from Canada, and settled in Paris until her last breath. This paper is an attempt to show light on her life, the struggles she came across, her writing style and moreover the issues that she cover in her fictional stories for the readers to think and act accordingly in the present times.


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Kapilabh Anula. “Mavis Gallant: A Canadian Short Story Legend”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 6, no. 1, Apr. 2021, pp. 193-00, doi:10.53032/TCL.2021.6.1.22.


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