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Author / Creator:Bacilieri, Paolo, 1965- author, illustrator.
Edition:English edition.
Imprint:London : SelfMadeHero, 2017.
©2016
Description:294 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:English
Subject:Crossword puzzles -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Crossword puzzles.
Fiction.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Comic books, strips, etc.
Creative nonfiction.
Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11559960
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Other authors / contributors:Richards, Jamie, translator.
ISBN:9781910593257
1910593257
Notes:Translated from the Italian.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:In December 1913, the New York World newspaper published the first crossword in history. It appeared in their Sunday supplement, "Fun". A century on, 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 surprising history, 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?

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