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16 May 2024 - Alice Munro dies aged 92

Publié par Marion Coste le 16/05/2024

Alice Munro was the English language’s Chekhov

(The Economist, 15/05/2024)

“Promise me you’ll boil the water you drink. And you won’t marry a farmer,” says a character in “The Love of a Good Woman”. Instantly, the reader is in Alice Munro territory: spinsters with lingering illnesses and stifled passions, jealous married women scrubbing floors, inky veins protruding from their legs. 

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Alice Munro's publisher remembers when she stopped the presses — literally

Amelia Eqbal (CBC, 15/05/2024)

Very few writers would or could get their presses to stop, once they'd begun printing. But then again, few writers have a reputation for being a ruthless revisionist like Alice Munro.

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‘Reading her stories is like watching a virtuoso pianist perform’: Alice Munro remembered

Lisa Allardice (The Guardian, 15/05/2024)

Back in 2006, I visited Alice Munro in Ontario to interview her for the publication of her collection The View from Castle Rock. She had sworn off any future publicity and claimed she didn’t plan on writing much longer – two more collections followed, along with the International Man Booker and the Nobel. 

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The Bear Came Over the Mountain

Alice Munro (The New Yorker, 14/10/2013)

iona lived in her parents’ house, in the town where she and Grant went to university. It was a big, bay-windowed house that seemed to Grant both luxurious and disorderly, with rugs crooked on the floors and cup rings bitten into the table varnish. 

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