I did not write Klee Wyck, as the reviewers said, long ago when I went to the West Coast Villages painting. I was too busy then painting from dawn till dusk. I wrote Klee Wyck...in hospital. They said I would not be able to go about painting here and there any more, lugging and tramping. I was sore about it, so, as I lay there, I relived the villages of Klee Wyck. It was easy for my mind to go back to the lovely places. After fifty years they were as fresh in my mind as they were then, b...more
Here is my favorite quote from this book:
"Down deep we all hug something. The great forest hugs its silence. The sea and the air hug the spilled cries of sea birds."
Emily Carr traveled to various Canadian First Peoples villages to sketch their totem poles and other car...more
I must add that this book was purchased on a gift card I received from a student. Merci beaucou...more
I think what I liked most about this auto-biography is that Carr doesn't seem to try too hard to hide he...more