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Pegnitz junction [a novella and five short stories] by Mavis Gallant

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Published by Macmillan of Canada in Toronto .
Written in English


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StatementMavis Gallant.
SeriesMacmillan paperbacks -- 36
The Physical Object
Pagination193 p. ;
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21675136M
ISBN 100771595433

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Characterized by an almost sparseness of detail and an elegance of style, The Pegnitz Junction comprises a novella and five short stories that evoke a vivid picture of post-World War II Europe. Mavis Gallant's writing is precise and pointed, yet opens doors to larger questions of identity and freedom in a world devastated by war/5(5). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Pegnitz Junction at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.4/5. Editions for The Pegnitz Junction: A Novella and Five Short Stories: (Paperback published in ), X (Paperback published in ), Author: Mavis Gallant. Mavis Leslie de Trafford Gallant, CC, née Young (11 August – 18 February ), was a Canadian writer who spent much of her life and career in France. Best known as a short story writer, she also published novels, plays and essays. Gallant was born in Montreal, Quebec, the only child of Albert Stewart Roy de Trafford Young, a Canadian Notable awards: Order of Canada, .

A novella and five short stories — most set in post-Wall Germany — in which curiously stationary personalities take on shades, depths and contours when they are exposed to memories (true or false), places secured or lost forever, and the impact of other persons ""fit for [their] attention."" In the novella, ""Pegnitz Junction,"" a girl, her lover and his small son form a mildly abrasive. Condition: Good. This copy of Pegnitz Junction, by Mavis Gallant, is a mass market paperback, published by Macmillan of Canada [#, , 1st thus. [Front cover torn at the hinge to the spine, textblock slightly discolored, previous Seller Rating: % positive. The Pegnitz junction --The old friends --An autobiography --Ernst in civilian clothes --O lasting peace --An alien flower. Series Title: Macmillan paperbacks, Complete summary of Mavis de Trafford Young's The Pegnitz Junction. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Pegnitz Junction.

The Pegnitz Junction is Mavis Gallant's look at how Europe handles that collective pain. In the title novella of this sharply written collection, a girl rides the train with her boyfriend and his son in postwar Europe/5(1). The Pegnitz junction --The old friends --An autobiography --Ernst in civilian clothes --O lasting peace --An alien flower. Series Title: Graywolf short fiction series.   My Pinterest board about Gallant's novella, "The Pegnitz Junction", about a young German woman traveling with her older lover and his son between Paris and Germany. Busy train station: This image of a train station is a befitting representation of the overall tenor of “The Pegnitz Junction”. The busy and blurred quality of the photo.   "The Pegnitz Junction" was one of them--some reviewer had listed the title piece--a novella actually--as one of her best stories. It seems to me that to be a writer of depth and far-ranging resonance, a writer has to become possessed by the spirits of their creations/5(6).