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The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 Paperback – April 24, 2012
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"The volume itself is a craft object, sumptuously presented and designed, on fine paper, with colophons and decorations, and full-page colour reproductions. . . . The Paper Garden will be everyone's favourite Christmas present this year."
-- Victoria Glendinning, "The Globe and Mail
"Like collage itself, The Paper Garden is carefully layered--part fascinating biography . . . part gripping memoir, . . . accompanied by dozens of vivid photo reproductions. Beautifully written and rendered."
Complementing her research, Peacock's prose is a delight. . . . A fascinating, uplifting and beautiful book."
-- Claire Holden Rothman, "The Gazette "(Montreal)
"Rich and poetic. . . . Teeming with life -- and gorgeous colour illustrations."
-- "Winnipeg Free Press"
"The perfect gift for the hardcore book lover [The Paper Garden is] more than a beautiful glimpse at Delany's very interesting life . . . a considered and shared contempla
About the Author
Molly Peacock is the award-winning author of five volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush, and a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and the Times Literary Supplement. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives in Toronto.
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Look at the world! Peacock says, "Observation of one thing leads to unobserved revelation of another." And she says it again: "Direct examination leads to indirect epiphany."
With the language and grace of the poet she is, Peacock articulates the importance of practicing an art to "process the material of a life" - and by that she means "love and death and every insect bite in between...". In the book, Molly Peacock invites us to sort through our creative impulses and find the center of such work for ourselves. A great invitation.