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Douglas & McIntyre is proud to announce definitive, completely redesigned editions of Emily Carrs seven enduring classic books. These are beautifully crafted keepsake editions of the literary world of Emily Carr, each with an introduction by a distinguished Canadian writer or authority on Emily Carr and her work.

Emily Carrs first book, published in 1941, was titled Klee Wyck ("Laughing One"), in honour of the name that the Native people of the west coast gave to her. This collection of twenty-one word sketches about Native people describes her visits and travels as she painted their totem poles and villages. Vital and direct, aware and poignant, it is as well regarded today as when it was first published in 1941 to instant and wide acclaim, winning the Governor Generals Award for Non-fiction. In print ever since, it has been read and loved by several generations of Canadians, and has also been translated into French and Japanese.

Kathryn Bridge, who, as an archivist, has long been well acquainted with the work of Emily Carr, has written an absorbing introduction that places Klee Wyck and Emily Carr in historical and literary context and provides interesting new information.

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The title of artist, writer, and rebel Emily Carr's first book means "Laughing One," the nickname given her by the Native people of Canada's west coast. She returned the favor with Klee Wyck, a collection of 21 "word portraits" of their lives and ways. The memoir describes in witty, vivid detail Carr's visits and travels as she painted their totem poles and villages and got to know a people whose "quiet strength healed my heart." The book is reissued here with restored text and features the original introduction by Ira Dilworth and a new introduction by Carr scholar Kathryn Bridge.

Synopsis:

This is the first of the Emily Carr Library — seven books by Emily Carr completely redesigned and dedicated to restoring Carr's text, as originally published. For the first time since 1951, Klee Wyck is available in its entirety and will appear simultaneously in elegant hardcover and trade paperback editions.

Synopsis:

A collection of fresh "discoveries": previously unpublished writings from Emily Carr's journals, notebooks and correspondence that provide new insights into her life and character.

About the Author

Young, spirited and rebellious, Emily Carr escaped a strict Victorian household to study art in the Paris of Picasso and Matisse. In middle age, she shook the dust of acceptable society from her shoes and began a passionate journey into the wilderness of British Columbia; the power of her genius made her one of the twentieth century's great painters. Fortunately, she also wrote. In her books, her warmth, her humanity, her sense of fun and the ridiculous combine to present a self-portrait of a remarkable woman and artist. — Mary Pratt

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dmard, September 5, 2012 (view all comments by dmard)
It's not a story as much as a collection of memories of a girl traveling from one native american village to another meeting the people and quietly and respectfully painting their totem poles. In the noise and bluster of modern day literature, this book is the camping trip in the wilderness, quiet, peaceful and full of love. It is a funny and sweet little treasure worthy of a summer afternoon.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781553650256
Author:
Carr, Emily
Publisher:
Douglas & McIntyre
Introduction by:
Bridge, Kathryn
Introduction:
Bridge, Kathryn
Author:
Bridge, Kathryn
Location:
Vancouver
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
Peintres
Subject:
Indiens d'Amâerique
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Indians of North America -- British Columbia.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
99-1
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 6.5 oz

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Product details 144 pages Douglas & McIntyre - English 9781553650256 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The title of artist, writer, and rebel Emily Carr's first book means "Laughing One," the nickname given her by the Native people of Canada's west coast. She returned the favor with Klee Wyck, a collection of 21 "word portraits" of their lives and ways. The memoir describes in witty, vivid detail Carr's visits and travels as she painted their totem poles and villages and got to know a people whose "quiet strength healed my heart." The book is reissued here with restored text and features the original introduction by Ira Dilworth and a new introduction by Carr scholar Kathryn Bridge.
"Synopsis" by , This is the first of the Emily Carr Library — seven books by Emily Carr completely redesigned and dedicated to restoring Carr's text, as originally published. For the first time since 1951, Klee Wyck is available in its entirety and will appear simultaneously in elegant hardcover and trade paperback editions.
"Synopsis" by , A collection of fresh "discoveries": previously unpublished writings from Emily Carr's journals, notebooks and correspondence that provide new insights into her life and character.
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