Buckskin & Broadcloth

Buckskin & Broadcloth

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This is the first generously illustrated biography of the Mohawk poet-performer E. Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake. The author has created an exciting volume of anecdotes, letters and poetry, and illustrated it with period photographs and new illustrations by the Six Nations artist, Raymond R. Skye. While the story of Pauline Johnson has been told before, it has never been given the intimacy that this book provides. Tracing her ancestry, moving on to explore her extraordinary stage career, and finally shedding light on Pauline Johnsona€™s last years in Vancouver, Sheila M.F. Johnston has breathed new life into the compelling story of one of Canadaa€™s brightest literary and stage stars. This book contains over forty poems that are not part of Pauline Johnsona€™s classic collection of poems, Flint and Feather. The quncollectedq poems have been culled from archives, libraries and out-of-print books. They shed light on the development of the poet, and enlighten and enrich her life story. Buckskin a Broadcloth is truly a celebration of the life of a Canadian hero a€“ one whose legacy to Canadian literature and Canadian theatre is unparalleled.THE PORTAGE Now for a careful beach, atween the towering Grey rocks aa#39;yawn like tombs. ... to a rather shabby side-street hotel and A portrait of Pauline, showing to advantage her direct gaze and her long, curly brown hair. ... The strange thing, the arresting thing, was that Pauline in no way stood ashamed of her flat-iron.

Title:Buckskin & Broadcloth
Author:Sheila M.F. Johnston
Publisher:Dundurn - 1997-11-15


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