Calgary through the Eyes of Writers by Shaun HunterCalgary through the Eyes of Writers by Shaun Hunter

Calgary through the Eyes of Writers

byShaun Hunter

Paper over Board | December 4, 2018

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A literary journey around Calgary as seen through the eyes of writers, from its frontier beginnings to today's contemporary city.

Shaun Hunter tours readers and urban explorers through a place that has captivated writers since 1792. She has selected excerpts from over 150 novels, stories, poems and essays that sing the city's human and natural terrain, plumb its past, and question its prevailing mythologies.

Writers take us beyond the city's familiar stereotypes of cowboys and oil barons and reveal Calgary's multiple worlds and its interiors. They explore the city's perpetual motion of extreme, unpredictable weather and a boom-and-bust economy. Through writers' eyes, we travel into the inner sanctums of the oil patch, and see the layers of the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Coming-of-age stories show the way this place shapes identity; poems and prose tease meaning and metaphor from a city perched on the dynamic edge of prairie and foothills.

Alongside each excerpt, Hunter presents delightful and informative connections between place and story. A timeline anchors the passages and marks significant moments in its literary history. Maps and an index invite readers to find their own trails through a complex and storied city.

Shaun Hunter has shared her passion for Calgary's literary landscape on guided walks, presentations, and her blog, and as a member of the Calgary reading circle for Project Bookmark Canada. She is the author of five biographies for young readers. Her essays, many set in Calgary, have appeared in the Globe and Mail, carte blanche, Geist...
Title:Calgary through the Eyes of WritersFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 6.62 × 0.1 inPublished:December 4, 2018Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771602732

ISBN - 13:9781771602730


Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is sure to be excellent! I greatly look forward to the release of this book. It is sure to be excellent given Shaun Hunter’s enjoyable and intelligent blog on the same topic. Learning about Calgary’s rich literary history through the many authors Shaun Hunter explores in her blog has be a delight and I cannot wait to continue this journey through the authors she profiles in this book and, of course, through the eyes of Shaun Hunter herself!
Date published: 2018-10-01