The Insight Text Guide on Alistair MacLeod’s Island: Collected Stories provides a detailed analysis of each story as well as explanations of cultural and historical contexts, genre, structure, language, characters and themes. It also includes an overview of critical responses to MacLeod’s short stories and develops contrasting interpretations. Analytical responses to the text are further supported through essay topics, an analysis of a topic and a complete sample essay.
About the author
Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, BPA, BA (Hons), MA, has lectured and tutored in English at the University of Tasmania and in communications at the Queensland University of Technology. She works as an editor and freelance writer, and also has extensive experience as a playwright, performer and actor. She has a particular interest in Australian theatre and contemporary Australian writing.