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Atwood, Margaret (Poet) & Pachter, Charles (Artist). THE JOURNALS OF SUSANNA MOODIE. New York City, NY: Houghton And Mifflin, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

Facsimile Edition of the collaborators' 1980 Artist Book, with crucial, new material. A magnificent collaboration between two great living Canadian artists, it is now considered a contemporary classic. The first appearance of the title in this edition in the United States and Canada. An immaculately elegant production by Charles Pachter and Gordon Robertson: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles embossed on the cover and spine and blue cloth overboards, as issued. Poems by Margaret Atwood. Art by Charles Pachter. The Memoir by Charles Pachter and Foreword by David Staines appear in this Edition for the first time, and are supplemented with vintage black-and-white photographic reproductions. Matching blue-dominant pictorial paper slipcase with white titles in front and text on the back. Printed on glossy stock paper in the United States to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents a dazzling new edition of one of the landmark poetic cycles by the greatest living Canadian novelist and poet. Artist Charles Pachter's vivid, intense, and broodingly original serigraphs are faithfully reproduced and illuminate the poems, making every page scrupulously, meticulously, and breathtakingly beautiful. The poems by Margaret Atwood are based on the journals of the Canadian pioneer Susanna Moodie and explore what it means to find oneself thrown into a hostile natural environment (what it means to be a pioneer and a woman, which is the same thing, in many ways). The setting allows Atwood to write relentlessly cutting lines about the tension between creating and defining a self against the backdrop of a harsh landscape. The assertion of one's will on the world as well as oneself, set against the tribulations of loneliness and despair, is especially electrifying. The basis of Atwood's "Alias Grace", one of her finest novels. A hypnotic, mesmerizing work, this is a "must-have" title for Margaret Atwood collectors. This title has been out-of-print for a long time and is now highly collectible. This is one of few copies still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 32 serigraph reproductions. Winner of the Booker Prize in 2000 for "The Blind Assassin". Two of Canada's living national treasures. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARGARET ATWOOD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0395880432. $70.00

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