R.I.P. Alice Munro (1931 – 2024)

“Compared to Anton Chekhov for her peerless short stories for which she won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, Alice Munro (left) has died.FULL STORY

 

Marilyn Bowering

May 16th, 2024

Mary MacLeod (Màiri nighean Alasdair Ruaidh) was a rare female bard in 17th-century Scotland, honored for her lyrics yet marginalized as a witch and exiled for her writing. More Richly in Earth: A Poet’s Search for Mary MacLeod (McGill-Queen’s University Press $34.95) by poet and novelist, Marilyn Bowering, chronicles MacLeod’s legacy through the Scottish Hebrides, exploring her impact on landscape, memory and identity. Bowering reconstructs MacLeod’s life with insights from contemporary Scottish Gaelic poets and scholars, intertwining it with her own experiences. The book reveals the cultural truths of MacLeod’s era and highlights the enduring necessity of art, blending investigative scholarship with poetic reflection. 9780228021124

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