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Fun

Spies, Puzzle Solvers and a Century of Crosswords



Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Fun"

In December 1913, the New York World newspaper published the first crossword in history. It appeared in their Sunday supplement, “Fun.”
A century later, this absorbing puzzle continues to attract (and infuriate) millions of devotees every day. But the world’s most popular—and seemingly mundane—pastime has a , filled with intrigue and adventure.

Paolo Bacilieri’s FUN transports us from turn-of-the-century New York to present-day Milan, taking in stories of ingenious puzzle makers, ardent solvers, and intellectual luminaries.
Part detective story, part docudrama, and interlaced with a fiction of Bacilieri’s own imagining, FUN questions the crossword’s “harmless” status.

Sure, it’s fun—but could it also be a form of resistance, of cryptic communication, of espionage?


Συγγραφέας/εις: Bacilieri Paolo
Κατηγορία: european classics
ISBN: 9781910593257
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 20/04/2017
Εκδότης: SelfMadeHero
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 296
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 889 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 26x3x19 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Black and white and colour