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

A muse and a maze: : writing as puzzle, mystery, and magic, Peter Turchi, (electronic resource)

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
With his characteristic genius 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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1960-
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Turchi, Peter
Dewey number
808.02
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Authorship
  • Puzzles
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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A muse and a maze: : writing as puzzle, mystery, and magic, Peter Turchi, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11778039
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multicolored
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MWT11778039
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11778039
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remote
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11778039
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A muse and a maze: : writing as puzzle, mystery, and magic, Peter Turchi, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11778039
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11778039
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11778039
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11778039
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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