Catalogue


Seen reading /
Julie Wilson.
imprint
Calgary : Freehand Books, 2012.
description
xiv, 189 p. : port.
ISBN
9781554810796 :
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Calgary : Freehand Books, 2012.
isbn
9781554810796 :
general note
Short stories.
catalogue key
8321737
 
Purchase; DSO; 2012; RB299648.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"Back in the heady middle days of book blogging, I stumbled across a site like no other: Seen Reading. My trade was in the interesting and unique, and this certainly was both. With Seen Reading, Julie Wilson has done something revolutionary for the time: seamlessly combine books-related gossip, arts reportage, and creative writing in every post. The results are exhilarating and deliciously voyeuristic.aa"George Murray, Bookninja.com "Beneath the surface of Julie Wilsonas energy, biting wit and quirkiness lays intelligence and insighta"a fresh observer to the dynamic ways in which we communicate."a"Anthony de Sa "I spy with my little eye, something that is utterly delightful. Take a peek at Julie Wilson's Seen Reading. There are treasures to be found within."a"Ami McKay " Seen Reading is a whimsical, charming and thought-provoking book best read in public." - The Telegraph-Journal
"Back in the heady middle days of book blogging, I stumbled across a site like no other: Seen Reading. My trade was in the interesting and unique, and this certainly was both. With Seen Reading, Julie Wilson has done something revolutionary for the time: seamlessly combine books-related gossip, arts reportage, and creative writing in every post. The results are exhilarating and deliciously voyeuristic.-George Murray, Bookninja.com
"Back in the heady middle days of book blogging, I stumbled across a site like no other: Seen Reading. My trade was in the interesting and unique, and this certainly was both. With Seen Reading, Julie Wilson has done something revolutionary for the time: seamlessly combine books-related gossip, arts reportage, and creative writing in every post. The results are exhilarating and deliciously voyeuristic.-George Murray, Bookninja.com "Beneath the surface of Julie Wilson's energy, biting wit and quirkiness lays intelligence and insight-a fresh observer to the dynamic ways in which we communicate."-Anthony de Sa "I spy with my little eye, something that is utterly delightful. Take a peek at Julie Wilson's Seen Reading. There are treasures to be found within."-Ami McKay
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Main Description
Seen Reading is the exciting and unique debut collection of microfictions by Julie Wilson, Canada's pre-eminent literary voyeur. Based on the award-winning and critically acclaimed online movement of the same name, Seen Reading catalogues over a hundred reader sightings-brief descriptions of individuals Wilson has spied reading books in public, on Toronto's transit system. Wilson then imaginatively expands on each sighting, re-inventing the seen reader in a poetic piece of short fiction. Tender and poignant, these fictions are love letters to the reader and, gathered together, form a beautifully inspired fictional map, joyfully charting an urban centre's cultural commitment to books and literature in an era that continually predicts the demise of both.
Main Description
Seen Reading is the exciting debut collection of microfictions from Canadaas pre-eminent literary voyeur, Julie Wilson. Based on the beloved online movement of the same name, Seen Reading collects more than a hundred fictions inspired by sightings of people reading on Toronto transit, each reader re-invented in a poetic piece of short fiction. Tender, poignant, and fun, Seen Reading offers readers an inspired fictional map while charting an urban centreas cultural commitment to books and literature.
Main Description
Seen Reading is the exciting debut collection of microfictions from Canada's pre-eminent literary voyeur, Julie Wilson. Based on the beloved online movement of the same name, Seen Reading collects more than a hundred fictions inspired by sightings of people reading on Toronto transit, each reader re-invented in a poetic piece of short fiction. Tender, poignant, and fun, Seen Reading offers readers an inspired fictional map while charting an urban centre's cultural commitment to books and literature.
Main Description
Seen Reading is the exciting and unique debut collection of microfictions by Canada's pre-eminent literary voyeur, Julie Wilson. Based on the award-winning and critically acclaimed online movement of the same name, Seen Reading catalogues over a hundred of Wilson's reader sightings-snapshot descriptions of individuals she has spied reading books in public, on Toronto's transit system. Wilson imaginatively expands on each sighting, re-inventing the seen reader in a poetic piece of short fiction. Tender and poignant, these fictions are a love letter to the reader, and together they form a beautifully inspired fictional map, joyfully charting an urban centre's cultural commitment to books and literature in an era that continually predicts the demise of both.

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