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Until the recent publication of Alistair MacLeod's first novel, , his reputation as one of Canada's most important writers rested entirely on the stories collected in this book, and on this basis he was included in the Modern Library's 200 greatest writers in English since 1950. These stories are about death, family ties, and the pull of traditions transplanted from Scotland to a harsh New World. Reviewing MacLeod in the , Louise Erdrich wrote, "the young eventually realize that though they speak English, the old language [Gaelic] is internalized, that the sound and meaning of it rise to haunt them in the same way that the ancient mythologies and superstitions, spun through generations, exert an ineluctable hold." Joyce Carol Oates gives us a precise image of the experience of reading these stories: "that sudden feeling of insecurity that comes to a traveler in unmapped country; a sense of immediacy, cinematic in its vividness."

Synopsis:

Sixteen spare, evocative masterworks: men and women acting out their own peculiar mortality against the unforgiving landscape of Cape Breton Island.

About the Author

Alistair MacLeod teaches at the University of Windsor, Ontario, and spends his summers on Cape Breton Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393050356
Subtitle:
The Complete Stories
Author:
MacLeod, Alistair
Author:
MacLeod, Alistair
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Scots
Subject:
Cape Breton Island
Subject:
Cape breton island (n.s.)
Subject:
Scots -- Canada.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
AMERICAN
Series Volume:
no. AU-ARI-92-8
Publication Date:
20010217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.6 x 6 x 1.4 in 1.41 lb

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