All the Years of Her Life Essay

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In the following essay excerpt, Conron provides overviews of the stories in Now That April's Here, including "All the Years of Her Life."

Callaghan's second collection presents thirty-five selected stories written between 1929 and 1935. All of these had already been published in North American magazines except the title piece. It appeared in This Quarter (October-December, 1929) as the result of a bet which Edward Titus made with Callaghan and Robert McAlmon in Paris encouraging both to write a story expressing their contrasting views about two young men familiar in the Montparnasse of 1929. McAlmon never did write his story.

"Now That April's Here" comes fourth in the arrangement of the book. Its two chief characters, Charles Milford with his "large round head that ought to have belonged to a Presbyterian minister," and his younger companion Johnny Hill with his "rather chinless faun's head" arrive in Paris in the late autumn...

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