Extraordinary Canadians: Emily Carr

Extraordinary Canadians: Emily Carr

by Lewis Desoto

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Overview

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143175131
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Publication date: 02/17/2009
Series: Extraordinary Canadians
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 210 KB

About the Author

Lewis DeSoto was born in South Africa and studied at what is now the Emily Carr College of Art. His paintings have been widely exhibited across Canada. His acclaimed novel, A Blade of Grass, was nominated for the Man Booker Prize. He lives with his wife in Normandy and Toronto.

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