Who Has Seen the Wind: 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition (Hardcover)

Who Has Seen the Wind: 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition By W. O. Mitchell, William Kurelek (Illustrator) Cover Image
By W. O. Mitchell, William Kurelek (Illustrator)
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A gorgeous new illustrated edition to commemorate the 75th anniversary of this seminal Canadian classic.

Since its publication in 1947, Who Has Seen the Wind -- a classic tale about a boy growing up on the Saskatchewan prairie -- has been read and loved by millions. With his unique blend of poetry and humour, W.O. Mitchell perfectly captures childhood and small-town life. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters -- young Brian O'Connal and his family, including his fiery-tongued Uncle Sean and his formidable Scotch grandmother, and the colourful inhabitants of their prairie community -- it is not only the story of one boy, but an ageless story of growing up and the search for meaning.

This new edition commemorates the 75th anniversary of the book's publication, bringing together the complete and unabridged version of the text with 8 full-colour paintings and 32 black-and-white illustrations by renowned artist William Kurelek. It also includes a new foreword from W.O. Mitchell's friend, the acclaimed novelist Frances Itani, as well as new essays about the book's storied history and legacy. Admirers of W.O. Mitchell will cherish this edition, and a new generation of readers will discover this brilliant, timeless novel for the first time.

About the Author

William Kurelek (1927-1977) was a Canadian artist and writer. His work explored Depression-era farm life, his Ukrainian-Canadian heritage, and a search for religious identity.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781990601125
ISBN-10: 199060112X
Publisher: FreeHand Books
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English