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About this product
- Author(s)Peter Turchi
- PublisherTrinity University Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication30/10/2014
- GenreUsage & Writing Guides
- Place of PublicationSan Antonio
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTrinity University Press,U.S.
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight728 g
- Width165 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
- Table Of ContentsThe Contemplation of Recurring Patterns 1. Directions for Attaining Knowledge of All Dark Things 2. Disturbing Strangeness and the Composer's Dream 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
- Author BiographyPeter Turchi's books include Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer; Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie, in collaboration with the artist; a novel, The Girls Next Door; and a collection of stories, Magician. Turchi's short story Night, Truck, Two Lights Burning, listed as one of 100 Notable Stories of 2002 by the editors of Best American Short Stories and one of 15 Recommended Stories by the jury for the O. Henry Prize Stories, has been published in Arabic and, in English, combined with images by Charles Ritchie, in a limited edition artist's book. He has also coedited, with Andrea Barrett, A Kite in the Wind: Fiction Writers on Their Craft and The Story Behind the Story: 26 Stories by Contemporary Writers and How They Work; and, with Charles Baxter, Bringing the Devil to His Knees: The Craft of Fiction and the Writing Life. Turchi's stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Story, the Alaska Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, and the Colorado Review. He has received Washington College's Sophie Kerr Prize, an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, North Carolina's Sir Walter Raleigh Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. From 1993 to 2008 he directed the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. Turchi recently taught at Arizona State University, where he was director of the creative writing program, and he's currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Houston.
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