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Reading Alistair MacLeod

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Alistair MacLeod has been hailed internationally as a master of the short story, and his novel No Great Mischeif was celebrated around the world. Most of his work is firmly based in Cape Breton even if its people stray elsewhere. They depict men and women living out their lives against the haunting landscape that surround them. Focusing on the complexities and abiding mysteries at the heart of human relationships, MacLeod maps the close bonds and impassable chasms that lie between man and woman, parent and child, and invokes memory and myth to celebrate the continuity of the generations, even in the midst of unremitting change. This film portrait will explore the life and work of this giant of literature.

2005, 88 min 52 s

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