This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro (1968). You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Alice Munro (b. 1931) is a Canadian short story writer. She grew up in Wingham, Ontario, where her father was a fox and minx farmer, and her mother was a schoolteacher. The short story “Boys and Girls” was included in Munro’s first short story collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, published in 1968. Munro has won several notable awards for her work, such as the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 for her lifetime of work, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013.
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