My Grandmother's Hair by Ann Elizabeth CarsonMy Grandmother's Hair by Ann Elizabeth Carson

My Grandmother's Hair

byAnn Elizabeth Carson

Paperback | September 15, 2006

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In this alarmingly authentic autobiography, Ann Elizabeth Carson details the psychic split within herself.

Title:My Grandmother's HairFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9 × 5.98 × 0.56 inPublished:September 15, 2006Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888666543

ISBN - 13:9780888666543

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from New book from Ann Elizabeth Carson Ann Elizabeth Carson has written a poetry book, "Shadow's Light," followed by an autobiography, "My Grandmother's Hair," that is a unique exploration of self and memory. Ann will soon be publishing a new book of poetry, "The Risks of Remembrance," that I'm looking forward to reading.
Date published: 2010-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from more please have heard there is a new book out by this author called The Risks of Remembrance. Sounds like a similar theme. A must read for fans of this and her poetry book Shadows Light.
Date published: 2010-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full of Insights This is a valuable story, full of insights into family dynamics and how culture determines our personal experiences. Very much looking forward to Ann Carson's next book, Risks of Remembering.
Date published: 2010-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from memories that define and shape My Grandmother's Hair is not a simple autobiography. It isn't fluff, nor is it a thesis to prove a point. In fact it's hard to generalize about the theme of this book. But the power of it is unmistakable, and, unavoidable. I believe that anyone who is exposed to this book will be changed.
Date published: 2007-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A unique take on women's history The previous reviews have said everything I would say about my sister's book -- and I am proud to be sister to such an author. The book gave me greater insights into some of the remarkable women in our family, and a feeling of great sadness that it took until this generation for women to come into their own. It's a tough read at times-- it's not easy to accept some of the truths Ann brings out into the open. Someone had to do it -- and she does it extremely well.
Date published: 2007-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very good read At its heart, My Grandmother’s Hair is an exploration of memory: of the author’s personal recollections of her own life, and of the very nature of memory itself. The book also offers the reader unique insight into the creative process of an artist. I found it deeply moving and a very good read!
Date published: 2007-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many books in one... I had the privilege of hearing the author read from this eloquently written book. The words reached out to me from the pages when I read it but hearing it live was truly special. If you love all aspects of art, you will melt into this book - it melds art, poetry and sculpture while exploring the author's journey. It truly is a unique read.
Date published: 2007-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from poignant, personal and political This poignant autobiography will resonate with many people who are consciously aware of their own healing journeys. Ann Elizabeth Carson provides an intimate picture of the delights and devastations of growing up with the legacy of small town Ontario. This provides a graphic depiction of how our character is moulded by our social and family contexts, no matter what they may be. The psychic split resulting occurs at multiple levels; mind, body and emotions. Her portrayal of her own multi-faceted healing journey, using myth, poetry, painting and sculpture will provide inspiration for all readers who seek to look more deeply into themselves.
Date published: 2006-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring Memoir This is an inspiring memoir by a talented artist and writer. It describes her struggles with tragedy and adversity, and how the arts helped contribute to her victory. It should be more widely available.
Date published: 2006-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a special book I reached for MY Grandmother's Hair due to Ann Elizabeth Carson's sculpture, painting and poetry. Then as I read, I was so connected to it. I have wanted to explain my life and times to my children and grandchildren, and also let younger women realize where we came from and what we have accomplished. It is here in this special book
Date published: 2006-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! A genre-defying, sometimes challenging, and enjoyable read. If you have any interest in post-modern feminist literature written from a perspective that bears in mind psychology, small-town Canadian life circa the 1930s, art therapy, Classical mythology and individual myth-making, personal reflection and memoir, read this book. "My Grandmother's Hair" cannot be pinned down into any one arena of content or style, and for this reason alone is a must-read.
Date published: 2006-11-12