The Heart of a Peacock

Emily Carr


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A collection of 51 short stories by the legendary writer and painter Emily Carr, arranged in themes such as her experiences with Indigenous peoples, her adventures with various beloved creatures and her love of nature. Together, they underline Carr’s place as a writer with the sharp yet tender eye of an artist, with a deep feeling for the tragedies of life and with a rich sense of the comic. The book is enhanced by seven of Carr’s line drawings of scenes from nature.

The Heart of a Peacock is the fourth of the seven books by Emily Carr to be published by Douglas & McIntyre in a completely redesigned edition, each with an introduction by a noted Canadian writer or an authority on Emily Carr and her work.

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February 2, 2005, PB, 256 pages

ISBN 9781553650843

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Young, spirited and rebellious, Emily Carr escaped a strict Victorian household to study art in the Paris of Picasso and Matisse. In middle age, she shook the dust of acceptable society from her shoes and began a passionate journey into the wilderness of British Columbia; the power of her genius made her one of the twentieth century’s great painters. Fortunately, she also wrote. In her books, her warmth, her humanity, her sense of fun and the ridiculous combine to present a self-portrait of a remarkable woman and artist. — Mary Pratt

Rosemary Neering has written many nonfiction books, including a biography of Emily Carr for children. She lives in Victoria, BC.


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