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Alistair MacLeod

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Alistair MacLeod


Born
in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
July 20, 1936

Died
April 20, 2014

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When MacLeod was ten his family moved to a farm in Dunvegan, Inverness County on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. After completing high school, MacLeod attended teacher's college in Truro and then taught school. He studied at St. Francis Xavier University between 1957 and 1960 and graduated with a BA and B.Ed. He then went on to receive his MA in 1961 from the University of New Brunswick and his PhD in 1968 from the University of Notre Dame. A specialist in British literature of the nineteenth century, MacLeod taught English for three years at Indiana University before accepting a post in 1969 at the University of Windsor as professor of English and creative writing. During the summer, his family resided in Cape Breton, where he spent part ...more

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“All of us are better when we're loved.”
Alistair MacLeod

“No one has ever said that life is to be easy. Only that it is to be lived.”
Alistair MacLeod, Island: Collected Stories

“And then there came into my heart a very great love for my father and I thought it was very much braver to spend a life doing what you really do not want rather than selfishly following forever your own dreams and inclinations.”
Alistair MacLeod

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CanLit Challenge: Island by Alistair MacLeod, #7 2 45 Oct 03, 2010 02:13PM  
CanLit Challenge: No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod, #9 1 24 Oct 07, 2010 07:25PM  
CanLit Challenge: The Tomorrow-Tamer by Margaret Laurence, #16 1 6 Nov 19, 2010 11:56AM  
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