Emily Carr’s first book, published in 1941, was titled K ...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
This little book took me completely by surprise and in no way did I expect to love and enjoy it as much as I did.
Emily Carr is known primarily in Canada as an artist whose paintings often come quickly to mind when one thinks of "Canadian Art", and yet her talent shines just as brightly in her written work. There's just this calming quality to her prose as she is able to perfectly encapsulate the beauty and wildness of the Canadian landscape making you feel transported to the West Coas ...more
There are two tones which show up an awful lot in Klee Wyck - one is the quiet, reveren ...more
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
"When night came we cuddled into ou ...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
I must add that this book was purchased on a gift card I received from a student. Merci beaucou ...more
I had not known that Emily Carr also wrote, and more, that she even got the prestigious GG literary award for this book (deservingly so). Now I do know. I also learned about the West Coast Indians and their life - as it was back then @ the beginning of the 20th Century. Not bad at all, considering that ...more