Opposite Contraries: The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings

Opposite Contraries: The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings


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Collected from Emily Carr’s private and public writings, these previously unpublished pieces reveal the outspoken artist at her most forthright. Expurgated sections from Carr’s journals detail her anguished meditations on her spiritual mission, musings about Native culture and the white community’s reaction to it, and thoughts about her family. Her groundbreaking 1913 “Lecture on Totems”, her first recorded writing on Native art and people, is also included, as are some of her most fascinating letters to friends and colleagues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781553651109
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd.
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Unpublished Emily Carr1
Part 1Introduction: Carr's Journals15
The Journals
Simcoe Street, 1930-3324
The Elephant, 193339
Trip to Chicago, 193343
Moving Forward, 1933-3454
Noah's Ark, 193474
Hopes and Doldrums, 1934-3577
Spring and Summer, 193599
A Tabernacle in the Wood, 1935121
Beckley Street, 1936129
Goodbye to Lizzie, 1936134
Hospital, 1937138
The Shadow of War, 1938-39143
New Growth, 1940-41144
Journal Fragments
Young Town and Little Girl147
British Columbia Nightingales153
A Dream160
Part 2Introduction: The Public Carr and Klee Wyck169
Lecture on Totems177
A People's Gallery205
The Expurgated Klee Wyck
Martha's Joey212
Part 3Introduction: Carr's Correspondence217
Letters from Sophie and Jimmy Frank to Emily Carr220
Letters from Emily Carr to Ira Dilworth223
Emily Carr: A Brief Chronology246

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