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It is the 1980s by the time our narrator, Alexander MacDonald, tells the story of his family, a thrilling and passionate story that intersects with history: with Culloden, where the clans died, and with the 1759 battle at Quebec that was ...

Author: Alistair MacLeod

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407063720

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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In 1779, driven out of his home, Calum MacDonald sets sail from the Scottish Highlands with his extensive family. After a long, terrible journey he settles his family in 'the land of trees', and eventually they become a separate Nova Scotian clan: red-haired and black-eyed, with its own identity, its own history. It is the 1980s by the time our narrator, Alexander MacDonald, tells the story of his family, a thrilling and passionate story that intersects with history: with Culloden, where the clans died, and with the 1759 battle at Quebec that was won when General Wolfe sent in the fierce Highlanders because it was 'no great mischief if they fall'.
2014-10-23 By Alistair MacLeod

Author: Scott Hurley


ISBN: 1875882731


Page: 63

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2001 By Scott Hurley

Author: John Macleod

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 1851585400

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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1993-01-01 By John Macleod

Author: Gillian Bouras


ISBN: OCLC:223202729


Page: 15

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2002 By Gillian Bouras

Author: A. Macleod

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 0224065475



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2000-08-01 By A. Macleod

... and the Highland clearances , of course - and now , in No Great Mischief , the Highland key to the winning of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham .

Author: Irene Guilford

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 1550711377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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Including personal interviews, background information, and criticism, this collection of essays examines renowned Canadian author Alistair MacLeod's life and the writing of his novel No Great Mischief. Various literary critics explore themes present in his work such as memory versus myth and the blending of history. One of the chief contemporary fiction writers, MacLeod has won such honors as the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Raddall Award for Fiction, and the Trillium Award for Fiction.
2001 By Irene Guilford

MacLeod's Novel : No Great Mischief In the late 1980s , MacLeod announced that he was writing a novel tentatively entitled No Great Mischief if They Fall .

Author: David Craig Creelman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773524789

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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An exploration of realist novels and short stories produced by Maritime writers in the twentieth century.

Author: Helen Kent


ISBN: 1864780371


Page: 72

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2001 By Helen Kent



ISBN: OCLC:980600468

Category: Brothers

Page: 30

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2006 By

These slow, beautiful stories - resolute and resonant - are small masterpieces: apparently simple but actually crafted with enormous skill and precision.

Author: Alistair MacLeod

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446484876

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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These slow, beautiful stories - resolute and resonant - are small masterpieces: apparently simple but actually crafted with enormous skill and precision. Set against the unforgiving landscape of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, they are all concerned with the complexities and mysteries of the human heart, the unbreakable bonds and unbridgeable chasms between man and woman, parent and child. Steeped in memory and myth and washed in the brine and blood of the long battle with the land and the sea, these stories celebrate a passionate engagement with the natural world and a continuity of the generations in the face of transition, in the face of love and loss. As John McGahern says in his eloquent foreword: 'the work has a largeness, of feeling, of intellect, of vision, a great openness and generosity, even an old-fashioned courtliness. The stories stand securely outside of fashion while reflecting deep change'. Bringing together all Alistair MacLeod's short fiction, and including two previously uncollected stories, Island represents the great achievement of one of the world's finest storytellers.
2011-07-31 By Alistair MacLeod

In the novel No Great Mischief, the modes of communication are even more explicitly described by means of geographical metaphors, thus demonstrating how the ...

Author: Petra Rüdiger

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042025967

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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Perhaps more than in any other period in modern history, our globalized present is characterized by a constant interaction of, and exposure to, different peoples, regions, ways of life, traditions, languages, and cultures. Cross-boundary communication today comes in various shapes: as mutual exchange, open dialogue, enforced process, misunderstanding, or even violent conflict. In this situation, 'translation' has become an inevitable requirement in order to ease the flow of disinterested and unbiased cultural communication. The contributors to this collection approach the subject of the 'translation of cultures' from various angles. Translation refers, of course, to the rendering of texts from one language into another and the shift between languages under precolonial (retelling/transcreation), colonial (domestication), and postcolonial (multilingual trafficking) conditions. It is also concerned with the (in-)adequacy of the Western translation concept of equivalence, the problem of the (un)translatability of cultures, and new postcolonial approaches (representation through translation). Translation here is used as a broader term covering the interaction of cultures, the transfer of cultural experience, the concern with cultural borders, the articulation of liminal experience, and intercultural understanding.
2009-01 By Petra Rüdiger

To speak the truth , is the plot be no deeper laid , or more dextrously involved , than that before us , no great mischief could ensue ; and , in such case ...

Author: Tobias Smollett


ISBN: OXFORD:N11752792

Category: Books


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1803 By Tobias Smollett

Author: Joan Leslie Garbutt


ISBN: OCLC:855301639


Page: 140

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This thesis maintains that different forms of media influence the social epistemologies of the two main protagonists of Alistair Macleod's No Great Mischief and Margaret Laurence's The Diviners. Macleod's Alexander MacDonald and Laurence's Morag Gunn seek an historical context in which to locate themselves, and their ancestral stories help to form the underpinnings of their individual identities, but also challenge each protagonist to re-mediate these experiences through the lens of the more advanced modes of communication that are available in the late twentieth century. The transition from orality to literacy and beyond also has a profound effect on the protagonists' conceptualization of home and nation. The work of a number of media theorists, including Benedict Anderson, Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, Stanley Cavell, Ronald Deibert, and Walter Ong, provide the basis for an analytical framework in which to locate these works. David Williams' criticism of media influences in a number of Canadian works opens a space for the discussion of how these theorists address the ontological complexities of the interweaving of media and narrative. This reading of the two novels contends that, although Diviners (1974) is earlier than Mischief (1999) in terms of publication, it is actually Laurence's novel that takes the more postmodern approach in its hybridity of form, as well as its social content. while Alexander, wittingly or not, is implicated in "museumizing" his oral Gaelic culture by committing it to print, Morag moves through oral tales to photography and into a far more fluid "past-present" that is well served by her innovative "Memorybank Movies." Moreover, the multimedia techniques that characterize Morag's narrative anticipate hypertext and create an epistemology of a plural, hybrid nation that leaves a living legacy for Morag's Metis daughter Pique and affirms a plural, overlapping collage of identities that is truly representative of Canada's multicultural nature.

MacLeod's novel No Great Mischief, first published in 1999, tells the story of the narrator's ancestors, MacDonalds, who leave Moidart in 1779; ...

Author: John M. MacKenzie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192513533

Category: History

Page: 344

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The extraordinary influence of Scots in the British Empire has long been recognized. As administrators, settlers, temporary residents, professionals, plantation owners, and as military personnel, they were strikingly prominent in North America, the Caribbean, Australasia, South Africa, India, and colonies in South-East Asia and Africa. Throughout these regions they brought to bear distinctive Scottish experience as well as particular educational, economic, cultural, and religious influences. Moreover, the relationship between Scots and the British Empire had a profound effect upon many aspects of Scottish society. This volume of essays, written by notable scholars in the field, examines the key roles of Scots in central aspects of the Atlantic and imperial economies from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, in East India Company rule in India, migration and the preservation of ethnic identities, the environment, the army, missionary and other religious activities, the dispersal of intellectual endeavours, and in the production of a distinctive literature rooted in colonial experience. Making use of recent, innovative research, the chapters demonstrate that an understanding of the profoundly interactive relationship between Scotland and the British Empire is vital both for the understanding of the histories of that country and of many territories of the British Empire. All scholars and general readers interested in the dispersal of intellectual ideas, key professions, Protestantism, environmental practices, and colonial literature, as well as more traditional approaches to politics, economics, and military recruitment, will find it an essential addition to the historical literature.
2017-02-24 By John M. MacKenzie

NO GREAT MISCHIEF Alistair MacLeod (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1999) I first read No Great Mischief when the publisher sent it to me in galley form, ...

Author: Robert Adams

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9781551994482

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Fourteen brilliant new reviews from the author of A Love of Reading. Passionate, thought provoking, and witty. A Love of Reading, the Second Collection contains 14 new reviews of modern classics from a discriminating, highly entertaining, and prodigiously well-read guide. In a stimulating selection, ranging from Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace to Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, and from Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain to Sheri Holman’s The Dress Lodger, popular literary critic Robert Adams skilfully interweaves a nimble and enlightening discussion of plot, theme, and characterization with fascinating historical, biographical, and literary context. Adams is repeatedly drawn to the spectacle of less-than-perfect humans making their way in a hostile world, and as a result his reviews are a hugely satisfying mix of rich pathos and abundant humour. In the words of the Calgary Herald, they are “a bibliophile’s dream.”
2013-07-09 By Robert Adams

Author: Michelle Petley


ISBN: OCLC:809412530


Page: 54

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2005 By Michelle Petley

But that is not why I have chosento take Highway3to Windsor. Ihave selected this route because Alexander MacDonald, the narrator of No Great Mischief, ...

Author: James Hunter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781845968472

Category: History

Page: 416

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Millions of Scots have left their homeland during the last 400 years. Until now, they have been written about in general terms. Scottish Exodus breaks new ground by taking particular emigrants, drawn from the once-powerful Clan MacLeod, and discovering what happened to them and their families. These people became, among other things, French aristocrats, Polish resistance fighters, Texan ranchers, New Zealand shepherds, Australian goldminers, Aboriginal and African-American activists, Canadian mounted policemen and Confederate rebels. One nineteenth-century MacLeod even went so far as to swap his Gaelic for Arabic and his Christianity for Islam before settling down comfortably in Cairo. This gripping account of Scotland's worldwide diaspora is based on unpublished documents, letters and family histories. It is also based on the author's travels in the company of today's MacLeods - some of them still in Scotland, others further afield. Scottish Exodus is a tale of disastrous voyages, famine and dispossession, the hazards of pioneering on faraway frontiers. But it is also the moving story of how people separated from Scotland by hundreds of years and thousands of miles continue to identify with the small country where their journeyings began.
2011-03-25 By James Hunter

This volume, accessible to all of Alistair MacLeod's readers and fans, offers the transcript of an in-depth interview with Alistair MacLeod which took place in Windsor during the Spring of 2009.

Author: Christine Evain

Publisher: Editions Publibook

ISBN: 9782748357257

Category: Authors, Canadian

Page: 133

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This volume, accessible to all of Alistair MacLeod's readers and fans, offers the transcript of an in-depth interview with Alistair MacLeod which took place in Windsor during the Spring of 2009. It is introduced by Douglas Gibson, Alistair MacLeod's long lime editor and trusted friend. Alistair MacLeod has been described as a "quiet literary giant" and there is no better way of encapsulating his talent and character in only three words. He is the recipient of many literary awards, including the IMPAC award and thirteen honorary degrees. In the interview, Alistair Macleod throws light on the creative process and gives us insight. into his craft. As his comments come in response to questions on Bach individual story as well as on the novel No Great Mischief, the transcript is divided into sections dedicated to cach one of the stories and the novel. Quotes from previous interviews have been added and organized thematically in a section entitled "Collected Comments from Previous Interviews". The last part of this volume includes the summaries of these works. The aim of these summaries is to refresh the reader's memory and guide him through the conversation with Alistair Macleod and also to provide useful references for all students, academics and enthusiastic readers wishing to embark on a critical analysis of Alistair MacLeod's work.
2010-11-01 By Christine Evain

He remembers how the war devastated his own family, but gave him other reasons to live. As the story unfolds, other generations enter the scene.

Author: Alistair MacLeod

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9780771055782

Category: Fiction

Page: 35

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From the internationally celebrated author of No Great Mischief comes a moving short story of three generations of men from a single family whose lives are forever altered by the long shadow of war. In the early morning hours of November 11, David MacDonald, a veteran of the Second World War, stands outside his Cape Breton home, preparing to attend what will likely be his last Remembrance Day parade. As he waits for the arrival of his son and grandson, he remembers his decision to go to war in desperation to support his young family. He remembers the horrors of life at the frontlines in Ortona, Italy, and then what happened in Holland when the Canadians arrived as liberators. He remembers how the war devastated his own family, but gave him other reasons to live. As the story unfolds, other generations enter the scene. What emerges is an elegant, life-affirming meditation on the bond between fathers and sons, "how the present always comes out of the past," and how even in the midst of tragedy and misfortune there exists the possibility for salvation. His first new short story in over a decade, Remembrance is a powerful reminder of why Alistair MacLeod is one of the most beloved storytellers of our time.
2013-11-05 By Alistair MacLeod

No Great Mischief . Trans . Florence Bernard . Montreal : L'instant même , 1994 . les hiromlelles font le printemps . As Birds Bring Forth the Sun. Trans .

Author: Jane Koustas

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776617473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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While translation history in Canada is well documented, the history of the translation of Canadian fiction outside the nation remains obscure. Les Belles Étrangères examines the translation of Canadian English-language fiction in France. This book considers the history of this practice, the reasons for the move away from Quebec translators as well as the process and perils involved in this detour. Within a theoretical framework and drawing on primary sources, this study considers the historical, theoretical, and concrete aspects of this practice through the study of the translations of authors such as Robertson Davies, Carol Shields, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Alistair MacLeod. The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography of English-language novels, poetry, and plays published and translated in France over the past 240 years.
2008-03-10 By Jane Koustas

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