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The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 Paperback – Oct 25 2011

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Emblem Editions; First Paperback edition (Oct. 25 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771070365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771070365
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.” 
 — Maclean’s

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 contemplation on art and creativity.” 
 — January magazine

"A lyrical, meditative rumination on art and the blossoming beauty of self that can be the gift of age and love." 
 — Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Molly Peacock is an acclaimed poet, essayist and creative nonfiction writer. Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, at once a biography of an extraordinary 18th century artist and a meditation on late-life creativity. Her most recent collection of poems is The Second Blush, love poems from a midlife marriage. As President of the Poetry Society of America, Molly Peacock was one of the creators of New York's Poetry in Motion program; coediting Poetry In Motion: One Hundred Poems From the Subways and Buses. She serves as a Faculty Mentor at the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program and is also the Series Editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English.

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