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William Kurelek (1927–1977)

Autor(a) de A Prairie Boy's Winter

28+ Works 974 Membros 4 Reviews

About the Author

Obras de William Kurelek

Associated Works

Who Has Seen the Wind (1947) — Ilustrador, algumas edições653 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Kurelek, William
Nome de batismo
Kurelek, William (Wasyl)
Data de nascimento
1927-03-03
Data de falecimento
1977-11-03
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Canada
Local de nascimento
Whitford, Alberta, Canada
Local de falecimento
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Locais de residência
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wilno, Ontario, Canada
Educação
Ontario College of Art
Ocupação
artist
illustrator
Premiações
Order of Canada

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Resenhas

We have this on our kids shelf. I picked it up from the bookstore when I was in seminary. It bores the kids. They are too young to appreciate it but it is full of Canadian nostalgia. Young William has dreams which re-image the nativity in his contemporary Northern setting n the 1930s. These dreams provide different images of the Holy Family and those who welcome or reject them.
 
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Jamichuk | 1 outra resenha | May 22, 2017 |
Canadian artist William Kurelek was very ill in 1977 when he left Canada to visit to his father's village in the Ukraine. He was looking forward to getting back to Canada and sharing with his father the photos of places and people he would know well. Unfortunately his father was also very ill and each, not wanting to inconvenience the other, was persuaded to wait before sharing. Sadly Kurelek died within the month, before the two men were able to enjoy reminiscing. The text was taken from letters sent to his wife while he was away. Beautifully illustrated with drawings made during the trip.… (mais)
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VivienneR | Mar 27, 2016 |
Fun read-aloud with beautiful paintings. This book made my children and I want to visit the Canadian bush (so long as we wouldn't have to use leaves as toilet paper. My kids were not at all keen on that idea).

I'm so glad that Kurelek preserved the last days of the traditional lumber camps with his recollections and his artwork. I think this book might actually hold more for adults than for kids (like the part about the former Nazi who made fun of Kurelek for being so skinny. I'm pretty positive my kids didn't find that as disturbing as I did).… (mais)
 
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ImperfectCJ | Nov 24, 2013 |
"This magnificent retelling of the story - making universal the meaning of Christmas - is done as only a deeply religious artist like Kurelek can. Like the great Renaissance painters who renewed the Nativity by placing it in their native Italy, Kurelek sets it in his native country, and records it in 20 magnificent paintings." - dust jacket
 
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muumi | 1 outra resenha | Sep 1, 2007 |

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Obras
28
Also by
1
Membros
974
Popularidade
#26,441
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
4
ISBNs
65
Idiomas
5

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