Maps of the Imagination

Maps of the Imagination
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Publisher : Trinity University Press
Total Pages : 236
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ISBN-10 : 9781595340948
ISBN-13 : 1595340947
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Book Synopsis Maps of the Imagination by : Peter Turchi

Download or read book Maps of the Imagination written by Peter Turchi and published by Trinity University Press. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Maps of the Imagination takes us on a magic carpet ride over terrain both familiar and exotic. Using the map as a metaphor, fiction writer Peter Turchi considers writing as a combination of exploration and presentation, all the while serving as an erudite and charming guide. He compares the way a writer leads a reader though the imaginary world of a story, novel, or poem to the way a mapmaker charts the physical world. "To ask for a map," says Turchi, "is to say, ‘Tell me a story.’ " With intelligence and wit, the author looks at how mapmakers and writers deal with blank space and the blank page; the conventions they use or consciously disregard; the role of geometry in maps and the parallel role of form in writing; how both maps and writing serve to re-create an individual’s view of the world; and the artist’s delicate balance of intuition with intention. A unique combination of history, critical cartography, personal essay, and practical guide to writing, Maps of the Imagination is a book for writers, for readers, and for anyone interested in creativity. Colorful illustrations and Turchi’s insightful observations make his book both beautiful and a joy to read.

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