THE JOURNALS OF SUSANNA MOODIE.: Atwood, Margaret

THE JOURNALS OF SUSANNA MOODIE.

Atwood, Margaret

Published by Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1970.
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First edition - First edition in stiff illustrated wrappers. Series of connected poems which together form a narrative about the experiences of an Englishwoman who emigrated to Canada in 1832, where she settled in the bush on a farm with her husband. The cover is a design by Atwood, (as are the collages in the book) but spoiled, according to her, by the publisher adding red to it, without her knowlege or consent. SIGNED on the title page. 64 pp. Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers - a tight and attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This cycle of poems is perhaps the most memorable evocation in modern Canadian literature of the myth of the wilderness, the immigrant experience, and the alienating and schizophrenic effects of the colonial mentality. Since it was first published in 1970 it has not only acquired the stature of a classic but, reprinted many times, become the best-known extended work in Canadian poetry.

Susanna Moodie (1805-85) emigrated from England in 1832 to Upper Canada, where she settled on a farm with her husband. She wrote several books in Canada, notably Roughing It in the Bush, a famous account of pioneering that is still widely read. In poems about the arrival and the Moodies' seven years in the bush, which were followed by a more civilized ilfe in Belleville, and about Mrs Moodie in old age and then after death - in the present, when she observes the twentieth century destroying her past and its meaning - Margaret Atwood has created haunting meditations on an English gentlewoman's confrontation with the wilderness, and compelling variations on the themes of dislocation and alienation, nature and civilization.

The poems are supplemented by Margaret Atwood's collages and an 'Afterword' in which the poet says: 'We are all imigrants to this place even if we were born here....'

Review: The poetic/artistic exploration of what it means to find yourself thrown into a hostile environment, these poems by Margaret Atwood and silk-screen illustrations by Charles Pachter are based on the journals of Canadian pioneer Susanna Moodie. The setting allows Atwood to write cutting lines about the fundamental tensions in creating and defining a self. One such tension, the assertion of will on the world as well as on one's self, set against the spirit-crushing tribulations of loneliness and hopelessness, is especially electric. The Journals of Susanna Moodie is a beautiful and hypnotic book.

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Title: THE JOURNALS OF SUSANNA MOODIE.
Publisher: Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1970.

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