The Complete Writings of Emily Carr (Paperback)
University of Washington Press, 9780295976266, 900pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 1997
Emily Carr was a supremely gifted writer and artist. This volume, originally published in 1993 as The Emily Carr Omnibus, makes available all seven of her books: Klee Wyck, The Book of Small, The House of All Sorts, Growing Pains, The Heart of a Peacock, Pause, and Hundreds and Thousands."Emily Carr (1871-1945), Canadian painter and writer, was the most beloved and mythologized American type: a frontier character. Pioneer artists, harbinger of the advanced American style not yet called Abstract Expressionism in her time, she was also a mighty grouch, given to sulks and breakdowns and, by contrast to fits of coy girlishness and pantheistic enthusiasm. She lives on, the complete if problematical feminist model, in the delectable self-portraits that pepper the pages of this collection." -Los Angeles Times Book Review