Opposite Contraries: The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings Edited By Susan Crean
8vo. pp. 249. b/w illustrations. bibliography. chronology. wrs. Vancouver...: Douglas & McIntyre, .
ISBN-10: 1553651103 / ISBN-13: 9781553651109
Emily Carr was an extraordinary writer and artist. Although primarily;y a painter, she first gained recognition as the author of seven critically acclaimed books.
Award-winning author Susan Crean has gathered here previously unpublished writings from Emily Carr's journals, notebooks and correspondence. Included are expurgated passages from Carr's published journals, which reveal details of Carr's spiritual quest, her dreams, and anguished thoughts about her sisters and family.
Those who love Emily Carr's art will delight in reading the complete text of her ground-breaking 1913 "Lecture on Totems," her first writing on Native imagery and Native people. Crean also presents significant portions deleted from Carr's first book, Klee Wyck.
Susan Crean's introduction to Opposite Contraries and to each of the book's three sections provide an illuminating context in the fascinating story of Emily Carr.