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Emily Carr, a biography
Tippett, Maria, 1944-
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Publication Information:
Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1979]

Physical Description:
xiii, 314 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
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Central Library ND249.C3 T56 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Central Library ND249.C3 T56 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Emily Carr: A Biography is a remarkable portrait of one of Canada's most celebrated and fascinating artists, a critically renowned painter whose talents would only fully emerge in her late 50s, and a popular and award-winning writer first published at age 70. Emily Carr's life was filled with tension, between the conventions of society and her own originality, between her relationships with others and her often lonely struggle to overcome obstacles, between happiness and despair. Acclaimed writer and historian Maria Tippett has captured the essence of this complex life, weaving a narrative that is at once sympathetic and penetrating. Her masterful examination, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for Canadian History, has been hailed as a classic. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Colour Platesp. vii
Abbreviationsp. viii
Preface to the 1994 Editionp. ix
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Bibliographical Notep. xviii
1 Childhood 1871-1891p. 1
2 San Francisco and Ucluelet 1891-1899p. 17
3 England 1899-1904p. 35
4 Vancouver 1904-1910p. 62
5 France 1910-1911p. 83
6 Vancouver and the North 1911-1913p. 99
7 Chrysalis 1913-1927p. 115
8 Discovery and Its Effects 1927-1929p. 139
9 Spirit and the Land 1929-1933p. 167
10 New Friends at Home 1930-1934p. 190
11 Fruition 1934-1937p. 213
12 Writing and Ira 1937-1942p. 237
13 'Tired very tired' 1942-1945p. 263
Epiloguep. 277
Notesp. 283
Indexp. 306

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