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Dunedin : The City in Literature - Christine Johnson

Dunedin

The City in Literature

By: Christine Johnson (Editor), Ian Watt (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2003
ISBN: 9780908988457
Number Of Pages: 240

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Each book in this groundbreaking series is an anthology of writing featuring one of our major cities. Chosen with care by a well-known editor from each city, the selections are usually from works of fiction (short stories and novels), but extracts from writers' memoirs and some poems are also included. The writers are both contemporary and historical and all have either lived in or visited the city concerned. All the extracts have something significant to say about the character of the city, and together they create a strong picture of what makes the city the unique place it is. Most of New Zealand's great writers are represented in the series. Each book is presented in an attractive cased and jacketed format. They can be dipped into at leisure or given to friends as a splendid memento of the city. The pictures on the jackets were specially commissioned from Christchurch born and Wellington-based artist Jacqueline Henderson, whose work is included in many private and corporate collections.

Introduction

Children of the Poor (John A. Lee) Dunedin (Charles Brasch) Home Ground (Charles Brasch) Map (Cilla McQueen) Growing Pains in the War Years (Alistair Campbell) The Big Game (A. P. Gaskell) The Bath (Janet Frame) Grand Hotel (Janet Frame) Mr Brasch and Landfall (Janet Frame) Walking up Castle Street (James K. Baxter) Dunedin Revisited (James K. Baxter) Moving to Dunedin (Ruth Dallas) Calm Evening, Dunedin (Ruth Dallas) Somebodies and Nobodies (Brian Turner) On a Photograph of my Father Walking to Rugby (Brian Turner) The Shark Bell (Christine Johnston) Erlich (Bernadette Hall) Louie (Paula Boock) Flute and Chance (Owen Marshall) Mr Song and the Brightest Star (Paddy Richardson) Double Take (Emma Neale) Passive Smokers (Forbes Williams) Let It Go (Maggie Rainey-Smith)

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ISBN: 9780908988457
ISBN-10: 0908988451
Series: Our City Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 2003
Publisher: Exisle Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: NZ
Dimensions (cm): 16.5 x 12.5
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1