Emily Carr

Emily Carr Mad bad and dangerous to know is how Victorian society dismissed Emily Carr Lewis DeSoto a painter and novelist sees Emily Carr as a woman in search of God freedom and the essence of art Her que

  • Title: Emily Carr
  • Author: Lewis DeSoto Richard Muscat John Ralston Saul
  • ISBN: 9780670066704
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mad, bad, and dangerous to know is how Victorian society dismissed Emily Carr Lewis DeSoto, a painter and novelist, sees Emily Carr as a woman in search of God, freedom, and the essence of art Her quest to be an independent woman and a modern artist takes her from the studios of Paris to deep inside the remote Native villages of the West Coast forests It is a lifetime jMad, bad, and dangerous to know is how Victorian society dismissed Emily Carr Lewis DeSoto, a painter and novelist, sees Emily Carr as a woman in search of God, freedom, and the essence of art Her quest to be an independent woman and a modern artist takes her from the studios of Paris to deep inside the remote Native villages of the West Coast forests It is a lifetime journey of almost mythic proportions in which she struggles to define not only herself but also her country A creator of extraordinary power, a seeker of mystical truth, a woman of unusual courage, Carr is revealed as one of those unique individuals who articulate the symbols and images by which Canada knows itself.

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  • Lewis DeSoto Richard Muscat John Ralston Saul

    Lewis DeSoto is a writer and artist His new novel The Restoration Artist, is available now His previous novel A Blade of Grass, published by HarperCollins, was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2004 He is also the author of the short biography, Emily Carr, published by Penguin Books Canada.

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  • 3.5 stars“Emily Carr Artist and Author Lover of Nature”A modest epitaph for a Canadian iconMy first encounter with Emily Carr (1871-1945) was when I read Susan Vreeland’s excellent novel The Forest Lover about this artist and author many years ago. It prompted me to immediately purchase some books of and by her:The Art of Emily Carr by Doris ShadboltThe Complete Writings of Emily CarrEmily Carr Country by Courtney MilneI was very pleased to see the artist’s work on my recent trip to Cana [...]


  • This book is from a series of books about Canadians. As such it is an excellent introduction to Emily Carr. It was written by someone who initially "didn't like Emily Carr. The paintings, that is." but then came to admire both her and her work. Walking in the forests of British Columbia, he felt as if he was "seeing it through her eyes. Those paintings that I used to frown at and dismiss had somehow imprinted themselves on my consciousness, in such a powerful manner that what I saw before me now [...]




  • I loved this book in the Extraordinary Canadian series, which I am working my through in order enrich my understanding of Canadian history, and therefore my history.Emily Carr is a name I was familiar with, growing up in Alberta and making regular excursions to Canada's west coast in B.C. But I was not familiar with her art or her personal story.This book shared both (though there were no copies of her artwork in the book, I had to google those). In reading this book there was much that intrigue [...]


  • I read this book for my Toastmasters Book Club.When I started to read this book, I knew very little about Emily Carr. I knew she was a Canadian painter that lived and worked on the West Coast of Canada. She had done paintings with totem poles in them. That was about it. I am not sure I could identify one of her paintings.The author did cover the major events of her life. He did not go into much detail, I felt, about her life. There were some things I would have liked to know more about. Her meet [...]


  • At times I really struggled with this biography. Yet another entry into the Extraordinary Canadians series and I found it lacking. Carr is the renowned post impressionist British Columbian artist. Her works are brilliant. But Desoto's telling of Carr was definitely missing something. I think the major draw back of the book was the editors choice to leave out images. When constructing an artist in biography, especially in describing her paintings, it is very hard to imagine what the art actually [...]


  • I had known very little about Carr other than that she was a painter--DeSoto clarified that she was both a painter and an artist (I won't make that mistake again).DeSoto successfully convinced me that she is/was an extraordinary Canadian. His account was honest, sincere and, it seemed, well-researched.One aspect of the biography that was a bit annoying was the repetitive nature of some of the information. It was as though DeSoto had assumed readers would be reading in fits-and-starts and needed [...]


  • Good so far. I think out of the women in the Extraordinary Series this will be the best. Nellie McClung's was pretty good but Lucy Montgomery's not so much. Read a bit about Carr before I started the book, and the introduction is good. I like the author's writing style already. -----------Finished it. Definitely the best biography out of 3 women covered. One of the best out of the series. Very cool.




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