Author: Kim Echlin
First Novels - Ontarian Safari
by Eva Tihanyi
Kim Echlin's Elephant Winter (Penguin/Viking, 208 pages, $25 cloth) is an original, emotionally resonant novel. Sophie Walker, the narrator, is back home from Africa; her forty-nine-year-old artist mother, who is dying of cancer, has asked Read more...
A Review of: Elizabeth Smart: A Fugue Essay on Women and Creativity
by Clara Thomas
Far from a conventional biography of the woman whose life so
fascinates generations of Canadians, Kim Echlin's Elizabeth Smart
combines her own experience and her subject's. The work is Echlin's
manifesto to creativity, biological as well as artistic, and to one
woman who dared to live and explore her own needs outside the
boundaries of acceptable social practice.
"She left her home in Ottawa, lived with artists in France and Mexico,
had four babies with a British poet. She never married. She created a
self-exile in England during the Second World War, supported her
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