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The Resource A muse and a maze : writing as puzzle, mystery, and magic, Peter Turchi

A muse and a maze : writing as puzzle, mystery, and magic, Peter Turchi

Label
A muse and a maze : writing as puzzle, mystery, and magic
Title
A muse and a maze
Title remainder
writing as puzzle, mystery, and magic
Statement of responsibility
Peter Turchi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "With his characteristic talent for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he teases out how mystery lies at the heart of all storytelling, he uncovers the magic-the creation of credible illusion-that writers share with the likes of Houdini and master magicians. In Turchi's associative narrative, we learn about the history of puzzles, their obsessive quality, and that Benjamin Franklin was a devotee of an ancient precursor of sudoku called Magic Squares. Applying this rich backdrop to the requirements of writing, Turchi reveals as much about the human psyche as he does about the literary imagination and the creative process"--
  • ""Turchi explores how every piece of writing is a kind of puzzle, offers tangrams as a model for presenting complex characters; suggests labyrinths as an alternative to the narrative line, and argues that readers and writers, like puzzle solvers, not only tolerate but find pleasure in difficulty"--Provided by publisher"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turchi, Peter
Dewey number
808.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN145
LC item number
.T87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authorship
  • Puzzles
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
Label
A muse and a maze : writing as puzzle, mystery, and magic, Peter Turchi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The contemplation of recurring patterns -- 1. Directions for attaining knowledge of all dark things -- 2. How, from such wreckage, we evolve the eventual effect -- 3. Seven clever pieces -- 4. The treasure hunter's dilemma -- 5. The line, the pyramid, and the labyrinth -- 6. The pleasures of difficulty -- Sources and solutions
Control code
858602624
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781595341938
Lccn
2014031079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858602624
Label
A muse and a maze : writing as puzzle, mystery, and magic, Peter Turchi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The contemplation of recurring patterns -- 1. Directions for attaining knowledge of all dark things -- 2. How, from such wreckage, we evolve the eventual effect -- 3. Seven clever pieces -- 4. The treasure hunter's dilemma -- 5. The line, the pyramid, and the labyrinth -- 6. The pleasures of difficulty -- Sources and solutions
Control code
858602624
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781595341938
Lccn
2014031079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858602624

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