Paris Stories: The Writing of Mavis Gallant
ProducersLynn Booth Make Believe Media
- Release Date 2006
- Running Time 48 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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This documentary explores the force of fiction of the Paris-based short story master, Mavis Gallant, considered by both critics and her literary peers to be one of the most "talented women writing in the English language." Many of her works were published in the New Yorker magazine and are available in collections that include Montreal Stories, Across the Bridge and Paris Stories.
This film offers an intimate glimpse of a fiercely private woman devoted to the compact elegance of the short story. Robert Fulford, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks and others offer insight into her influences and legacy, while selected readings, in-depth interviews and archival footage of a younger Gallant bring the author and her writing into deeper focus.
"Paris Stories: The Writing of Mavis Gallant is a lovely meditation on the place of art as created by one of literature's finest." -The Gazette (Montréal)
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