The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie by Margaret AtwoodThe Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie by Margaret Atwood

The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie

byMargaret AtwoodIllustratorCharles Pachter

Hardcover | September 1, 2014

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The Journals of Susanna Moodie, arguably Margaret Atwood’s finest work of poetry, was first published by Oxford University Press in 1970. In it, she adopts the voice of Susanna Strickland Moodie, an English woman who came to live in the rural area near Peterborough, Ontario in the mid-nineteenth century, and who wrote about her experiences for English readers in her classic account of Canadian pioneer life, Roughing it in the Bush. Atwood’s poetry, based on the Moodie prose, covers Moodie’s arrival in Canada in 1832 and ends with a prophetic commentary by a dead Susanna Moodie on twentieth-century Canada.

Charles Pachter began illustrating the poems in 1968, when Atwood sent him a first manuscript. Of his first reading, he has written: “It was a fateful moment. I was so stunned by its beauty and power that I realized that every early Atwood folio I had done up until now (there were five) must be a rehearsal for this.” The thirty images were completed within a year, but the original folio was not produced until 1980, when 120 copies were hand-printed in a boxed edition, which is now in public and private collections around the world. In 1997, Macfarlane Walter & Ross published a small-format edition in hard covers.

Charles Pachter is one of Canada's leading contemporary artists. He is an award-winning painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. His canvases hang in public and private collections around the world, and in the McMichael Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is the author of two c...
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Title:The Illustrated Journals of Susanna MoodieFormat:HardcoverDimensions:120 pages, 11.58 × 9.55 × 0.53 inPublished:September 1, 2014Publisher:CORLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770862218

ISBN - 13:9781770862210

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