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Alistair MacLeod (1936–2014)

Autor(a) de No Great Mischief

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About the Author

Alistair MacLeod is a professor of English at the University of Windsor, Ontario. He lives in Windsor & in Cape Breton, where he was raised. (Publisher Provided) Alistair MacLeod teaches at the University of Windsor, Ontario, and spends his summers on Cape Breton Island. (Publisher Provided) mostrar mais Alistair MacLeod was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada on July 20, 1936. After receiving a Teacher's Certificate from the Nova Scotia Teacher's College, he obtained a B.A. and B.Ed. from St. Francis Xavier University, a M.A. from the University of New Brunswick, and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He taught creative writing at Indiana University for three years and then moved to the University of Windsor, where he taught English and creative writing until his retirement in 2000. His wrote his first short story, The Boat, in 1968. He is best known for his short story collections including The Lost Salt Gift of Blood, As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories, and Island. His only novel No Great Mischief received numerous awards including the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction, the Trillium Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Award, the Dartmouth Book and Writing Award for Fiction, the Atlantic Provinces Booksellers Choice Award, and the 2001 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In 2008, he was made an officer of the Order of Canada. He died after suffering a stroke on April 20, 2014 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Not to be confused with Scottish author "Alistair MacLean", the author of several works that have crept in here: Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra, Force 10 from Navarone, and Circus.

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Associated Works

Barometer Rising (1941) — Posfácio, algumas edições351 exemplares
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1969 (1969) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Canadian Ghost Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Brigh an Orain A Story in Every Song (2001) — Prefácio, algumas edições17 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Common Sky: Canadian Writers Against the War (2003) — Prefácio — 4 exemplares
Hebbes 5 (2002) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Hebbes 1 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Alistair MacLeod entered my life one day in 2007 via a read recommended by a young colleague, who I thought was but a child.

The book proved almost to change my life. I don't know why MacLeod moves me, but he does.

I grew up simple, in a small New England town, not quite as remote or parochial as the times and places that MacLeod scribes.

But it was as if suddenly reading a book by an elder, a distant sibling, or a mystic, someone who got how I experienced the world and how I viewed it.

If I could write a story half as good as 'IN THE FALL,' I would consider my life complete.

My current efforts are nowhere near that beautiful short, but I strive.
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sebourne | 22 outras críticas | Mar 29, 2023 |
Touching story. Wonderful storyteller. Genuine characters. Vivid surroundings.
TMLL | 55 outras críticas | Aug 1, 2022 |
maryzee | 55 outras críticas | May 11, 2022 |
These beautiful, but sad stories, mostly set in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia seem almost Gaelic ballads in prose. A lot of the stories are written in the first person singular, which makes the reader feel immediately connected to the action. Add to that the detailed lyrical description of nature, people, their homes and animals and you can see it all happening before you. The text is interspersed by Gaelic expressions and and lyrics of songs. Despite the gloominess of the stories I very much enjoyed reading this book.… (mais)
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Marietje.Halbertsma | 22 outras críticas | Jan 9, 2022 |



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