By Peter Turchi

ISBN-10: 1595341935

ISBN-13: 9781595341938

With his attribute genius for locating connections among writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new or even extra superb territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi attracts out the similarities among writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he teases out how secret lies on the center of all storytelling, he uncovers the magic—the construction of credible illusion—that writers proportion with the likes of Houdini and grasp magicians. In Turchi’s associative narrative, we find out about the heritage of puzzles, their obsessive caliber, and that Benjamin Franklin was once a devotee of an historical precursor of sudoku referred to as Magic Squares. using this wealthy backdrop to the necessities of writing, Turchi finds as a lot in regards to the human psyche as he does in regards to the literary mind's eye and the inventive process.

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