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Klee Wyck

Klee Wyck Douglas McIntyre is proud to announce definitive completely redesigned editions of Emily Carr s seven enduring classic books These are beautifully crafted keepsake editions of the literary world of E

  • Title: Klee Wyck
  • Author: Emily Carr Kathryn Bridge
  • ISBN: 9781553650256
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Douglas McIntyre is proud to announce definitive, completely redesigned editions of Emily Carr s seven enduring classic books These are beautifully crafted keepsake editions of the literary world of Emily Carr, each with an introduction by a distinguished Canadian writer or authority on Emily Carr and her work.Emily Carr s first book, published in 1941, was titled KDouglas McIntyre is proud to announce definitive, completely redesigned editions of Emily Carr s seven enduring classic books These are beautifully crafted keepsake editions of the literary world of Emily Carr, each with an introduction by a distinguished Canadian writer or authority on Emily Carr and her work.Emily Carr s first book, published in 1941, was titled Klee Wyck Laughing One , in honour of the name that the Native people of the west coast gave to her This collection of twenty one word sketches about Native people describes her visits and travels as she painted their totem poles and villages Vital and direct, aware and poignant, it is as well regarded today as when it was first published in 1941 to instant and wide acclaim, winning the Governor General s Award for Non fiction In print ever since, it has been read and loved by several generations of Canadians, and has also been translated into French and Japanese.Kathryn Bridge, who, as an archivist, has long been well acquainted with the work of Emily Carr, has written an absorbing introduction that places Klee Wyck and Emily Carr in historical and literary context and provides interesting new information.

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    1. I had considered reading The Forest Lover,which is a novel about Emily Carr by Susan Vreeland as my Canada book for Around The World in 52 books, but I'm glad I didn't settle for Emily Carr at second hand. She writes lovely prose. Here is my favorite quote from this book:"Down deep we all hug something. The great forest hugs its silence. The sea and the air hug the spilled cries of sea birds."Emily Carr traveled to various Canadian First Peoples villages to sketch their totem poles and other car [...]

    2. 4.5 stars This little book took me completely by surprise and in no way did I expect to love and enjoy it as much as I did.Emily Carr is known primarily in Canada as an artist whose paintings often come quickly to mind when one thinks of "Canadian Art", and yet her talent shines just as brightly in her written work. There's just this calming quality to her prose as she is able to perfectly encapsulate the beauty and wildness of the Canadian landscape making you feel transported to the West Coast [...]

    3. I'm not going to give ratings to any of the books I'm teaching so if my students find this they don't know what I really think of the books (cause that would be awkward)

    4. Time hasn't been very kind to this work. It's honest in its appreciation of aboriginal culture on Canada's west coast, but it's sensibilities and its labels stretch across a spectrum that starts with naive, intersects with patronizing, and ends with distasteful. Its poetic language aside, it's a glimpse of an aboriginal population at its lowest ebb: beaten down by useless Indian agents, genocidal residential schools, racist government neglect, and extreme poverty. How much has actually changed i [...]

    5. In this small book, basically a set of vignettes, Emily Carr writes about her travels in the wilderness of British Columbia and her relationships with the Indians. There is very little about her paintings, but we learn a lot about her courage and her compassion.

    6. I knew she could paint, but I had no idea that Emily Carr could write like this. I might be developing a bit of a historical crush lol

    7. Vignettes from Emily Carr's life in British Columbia in the early part of the 1900s among the native Americans there. Very fine. Highly recommend.

    8. A wonderful portrait of the BC coast, and Emily Carr's travels there. Richly woven text, a really beautiful read. A must-read for BC-coast history enthusiasts.

    9. These sketches from Emily Carr's early days exploring the woods and meeting the indigenous people of Western Canada are a wonderful portrayal of a time, a place, a people and of the artist herself. This was my introduction to Emily Carr, so well know and celebrated in Canada. I am learning more about this interesting creative spirit and can't wait to read the historical novel, The Forest Lover.

    10. An amazing book to read if you want to see Carr's perspective on the colonization of the Indigenous People. Exceptional writing, and makes you stop and think "should we be thankful to the colonists or despise them for suppressing a unique culture?"

    11. Very well done. I had no idea what she did to get her images. I definitely have a new perspective on them. Her descriptions were remarkable.

    12. Short glimpses of Emily Carr's experiences visiting native villages on the West coast to sketch the totem poles. Wonderful description.

    13. This book was astonishingly good. Although this book has apparently never been out of print, it doesn't really get talked about either. I think that's partly prejudice against it's autobiographical nature, and also people seeing Carr's writing as just a sideshow to her painting - painting which is, admittedly, way better and profounder and more important. However, no one should miss this wonderful little book.There are two tones which show up an awful lot in Klee Wyck - one is the quiet, reveren [...]

    14. Review I did not write Klee Wyck, as the reviewers said, long ago when I went to the West Coast Villages painting. I was too busy then painting from dawn till dusk. I wrote Klee Wyck hospital. They said I would not be able to go about painting here and there any more, lugging and tramping. I was sore about it, so, as I lay there, I relived the villages of Klee Wyck. It was easy for my mind to go back to the lovely places. After fifty years they were as fresh in my mind as they were then, because [...]

    15. "There was no soil to be seen. Above the beach it was all luxuriant growth; the earth was so full of vitality that every seed which blew across her surface germinated and burst. The growing things jumbled themselves together into a dense thicket; so tensely earnest were things about growing in Skedans that everything linked with everything else, hurrying to grow to the limit of its own capacity; weeds and weaklings alike throve in the rich moistness." p. 49-50."When night came we cuddled into ou [...]

    16. Another easy and satisfying read by Emily Carr. This book covers her travels along the coast as she sketches old villages. It's a bit repetitive (many of the same things seem to happen at each of her stops, including rain, lots and lots of rain). I would have liked to know more about her reasons for being there and her feelings about the journey. But, Emily Carr doesn't write much about feelings, and I accept that :) She must have been a courageous and unusual woman to make these trips, alone wi [...]

    17. After reading The Forest Lover and visiting the Emily Carr house in Victoria I was really excited to read one of the books she had actually written about her life. This was about her visits to various Indian Villages on Vancouver Island and also in the Queen Charlotte Islands. This was her first published book and was published just a few years before she died in the early 1940s. What I thought was interesting and disturbing was that in 1950 the publishers decided to publish a new edition that w [...]

    18. This book was first published in 1941 and was the first book published by noted Canadian West Coast artist, Emily Carr. Towards the end of her life, Emily Carr was finding it more difficult to travel and paint and started to edit the notes and stories she had written all her life so that they could be published. When a version of Klee Wyck was published for schools in the 1950s, some stories and some sections of the text were omitted. These were held to be counter to the prevailing political opi [...]

    19. Emily Carr was not only a well-known painter (she is known for painting totems and other scenes from First Nations people) but an excellent writer too. This book was given to me by a dear friend and I'm so glad. It's a series of small sketches and stories that describe the author's various trips to remote places in the Canadian wilderness to sketch native people and places. Carr has much respect for the First Nation people she meets, and a decided lack of respect for missionaries and others who [...]

    20. This is a book written by an artist. It's organized rather like a collection of paintings; there are small scenes and bigger ones, all consistent with each other in theme and tone but arranged in a non-linear order, like a gallery showcase. The stories are full of striking and evocative imagery, and some bold (for its time) social commentary. Personally, I don't much care for imagery. In fact, everything about Klee Wyck disposes me not to like it, from the total lack of a concrete sense of time [...]

    21. As a huge fan of Emily Carr's paintings, Klee Wyck was a revelation. I loved these 21 short (some very short) stories, and they are a perfect companion to her remarkable paintings. The images in Klee Wyck of coastal British Columbia with its totem poles, forests, kelp beds, and Carr's stories of nasty, bungling missionaries and proud, reserved Indians enhance the mystery and depth of her paintings. I was surprised to read that she became famous first as a writer and only later as a painter. I on [...]

    22. This book makes me want to travel to all the old native villages to learn more about them and to see the totem poles myself. Carr was a brave young woman to get herself into some of the situations she did. I also admire her for speaking her mind when anyone asked her to use her influence in the native community to persuade them to do things like send their children to residential schools, etc.I think what I liked most about this auto-biography is that Carr doesn't seem to try too hard to hide he [...]

    23. I hadn't realized Emily Carr was a writer as well as an artist. She lived in Victoria BC in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Emily painted and struggled to support herself by running a boarding house for many years. She achieved considerable recognition only quite late in life. She is well known for her paintings of the Northwest Coast forests, Indian villages and totem poles. Thls little book of word sketches is about the Indians of Vancouver Island and their way of life that wa [...]

    24. Living in Victoria B.C Emily's fascination with the native culture of the area, specifically the Haida, is clearly celebrated in her clever and humorous tales as she moves about their lands to study and draw their totem poles. Her listless, respectful and resourceful accounts of life amongst the tribal villages is set eminent. Her love for their totem poles and the stories surround them had her working hard to try and gain the relationships she needed to help her gain access to what she was stud [...]

    25. I was assigned this short novel, a collection of short stories by the famous painter and writer Emily Carr in my first year English: Longer Genres course. I found it very interesting and I was particularly impressed by the vivid detail of Emily's writing which really made me feel like I was along the journey with her. Additionally, I found that her writing really puts things into perspective. Despite learning about Indigenous communities and history here and there throughout my many years of sch [...]

    26. I had mixed feelings about this book. It is beautifully written. Carr is an interesting person and unconventional for her time period. It's clear that she had some respect for First Nations people and their struggle to maintain their cultural traditions and way of life in the face of the overwhelming oppression of settler culture and the missionaries. But there were times reading this that I was uncomfortable. That I felt she presented the native people in her life as less than. I'd like to be c [...]

    27. Emily Carr's paintings of Vancouver Island are wild and colorful. She captured the totem poles of the First Nation's people before they could be lost to time and the elements, as they and the native ways were being abandoned during Emily's lifetime. These essays are gorgeous and spare. Her descriptions of the island, the people, and her relationship to life on Vancouver Island are remarkable. She portrays the sad lives she sees with such compassion, and isn't afraid to criticize the missionaries [...]

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