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The Picnic by Mavis Gallant - Slap Happy Larry
This story is darkly comic, a ‘comedy of manners’, starring an eccentric old French aristocratic woman. The reader is afforded a close-up view into her life via an American family, the Marshalls, Major Marshall being stationed in France after the war. The Comedy of Manners is an entertainment form which satirizes the manners and … Continue reading "The Picnic by Mavis Gallant"