Walks In Literary Sante Fe: A Guide to Landmarks, Legends and Lore
  • Alternative view 1 of Walks In Literary Sante Fe: A Guide to Landmarks, Legends and Lore
  • Alternative view 2 of Walks In Literary Sante Fe: A Guide to Landmarks, Legends and Lore

Walks In Literary Sante Fe: A Guide to Landmarks, Legends and Lore

by Barbara Harrelson
     
 

Walks in Literary Santa Fe

A Guide to Landmarks,

Legends, and Lore

Barbara J. Harrelson

In Walks in Literary Santa Fe, you will explore the storytelling traditions and cultural history of New Mexico and familiar landmarks. This guidebook reveals the stories of historical and legendary figures that have lived in and written about the Land

…  See more details below

Overview

Walks in Literary Santa Fe

A Guide to Landmarks,

Legends, and Lore

Barbara J. Harrelson

In Walks in Literary Santa Fe, you will explore the storytelling traditions and cultural history of New Mexico and familiar landmarks. This guidebook reveals the stories of historical and legendary figures that have lived in and written about the Land of Enchantment and its storied capital city. An entertaining reference on regional literature and culture for residents and visitors alike, this volume includes a Southwest literary timeline, Southwest literature bibliography, a list of New Mexico's literary classics, plus contact details for local literary organizations, booksellers, and publishers, along with information on regional writers' retreats and conferences.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
In this handsome little book, author Barbara Harrelson does her best to highlight the region's Native American, Hispanic and Anglo-American literary heritage. Harrelson mentions these literary figures and many more. She also discusses historic preservation and the Santa Fe style of architecture as well as bookshops, libraries, museums and even cathedrals.
Palm Beach Post
Walks in Literary Santa Fe is a dandy pocket-sized guide to the worlds of Mabel Dodge Luhan and Edward Abbey, among many others. Also covered are Lew Wallace, who wrote Ben-Hur in Santa Fe in the late 19th century, Conrad Richter, Billy the Kid (he didn't write anything, but an awful lot has been written about him), Evan Connell, Jack Schaefer, N. Scott Momaday, and Willa Cather, who set Death Comes for the Archbishop there. Overall, an excellent guide to the literary sites of one of the Southwest's most picturesque places.
Santa Fe New Mexican
Harrelson also packs in a lot of history here, from the early Spanish colonization to the Manhattan Project. She discusses writers contemporary and historical and places them all in the history of the city and state. The result is a small but comprehensive guide to the town that loves to call itself The City Different.
San Francisco Chronicle
In a town known for its visual arts, adobes, landscape and food, Harrelson creates neighborhood walks describing landmarks through the words of and associations with stories and authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423601821
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
04/13/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Barbara Harrelson developed a literary walking tour of Santa Fe, "Storytellers and the Southwest," soon after she moved to that New Mexico center of arts and culture. It is one of the few literary walking tours in the nation. Native to New Mexico, Harrelson is an independent writer whose work has appeared in the Newark Star-Ledger, the Santa Fe New Mexican, The Essential Guide to Santa Fe & Taos, and the Bloomsbury Review, among other publications.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >