There are a number of ways in which one can get to know Emily Carr.
Groundwood Books – House of Anansi, 2003
First, for the bookish, via her own writing.
Klee Wick (1941), The Book of Small (1942), The House of All Sorts (1944), and, published posthumously, Growing Pains (1946), Pause (1953), The Heart of [...]
When actress Elizabeth Taylor was appearing in “National Velvet”, novelist Elizabeth Taylor (nee Coles) was publishing her first novel, At Mrs Lippincote’s.
It seems like everybody knows about Elizabeth Taylor the actress; Nicola Beauman’s biography considers The Other Elizabeth Taylor.
The biographer opens her work by explaining that she is aware that her subject “would [...]
Donez Xiques’ Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer Dundurn Press, 2005
There are many biographical and critical works about Margaret Laurence. If you’re interested in her writing, you might appreciate the pioneering works of Clara Thomas, her 1969 biography, named for her subject, or The Manawaka World of Margaret Laurence (1975).
Or you might prefer a [...]
Mary McAlpine’s The Other Side of Silence: A Life of Ethel Wilson Harbour Publishing, 1988
I came across this bit in David Stouck’s biography before I even had a copy of Mary McAlpine’s book in my hands and it raised a string of questions that niggled and nagged until I finally started to read the [...]