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This and That

The Lost Stories of Emily Carr

editorial coordination by Ann-Lee Switzer

by (author) Emily Carr

Publisher
TouchWood Editions
Initial publish date
Nov 2007
Category
General, Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894898614
    Publish Date
    Nov 2007
    List Price
    $17.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781926741987
    Publish Date
    Jan 2008
    List Price
    $9.99

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Once available and appreciated only by researchers, these stories remained buried in the British Columbia Archives until 2007. Finally, readers are given a new glimpse into Emily Carr's life with this collection. Carr began to write these stories in the last two years of her life. She wrote of the project: ". . . they are too small each to be taken singly, but each, complete in itself, serves to ornament life which would be a drab affair without the little things we do not even notice or think of at the time but which old age memory magnifies." This collection illuminates her life and is available to all in This and That: The Lost Stories of Emily Carr. Enter Emily's world with stories like "Father's Temper," "The First Snow" and "Smoking with the Cow," stories in which she reveals details of her family life, school days, her fascination with nature, animals she loved and how she learned to smoke.

About the authors

Ann-Lee Switzer's profile page

Beloved Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr (December 13, 1871—March 2, 1945) was born in Victoria, British Columbia. She studied art in the U.S., England and France until 1911, when she moved back to British Columbia. Carr was most heavily influenced by the landscapes and First Nations cultures of British Columbia and Alaska. In the 1920s she came into contact with members of the Group of Seven and was later invited to submit her works for inclusion in a Group of Seven exhibition. They named her The Mother of Modern Arts about five years later.

Emily Carr's profile page

Editorial Reviews

The book is a delight. Carr comes to us full of personality and good cheer, setting down in the most direct way moments and memories which had stayed with her all her life. Victoria Times Colonist

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