Elements of Surprise : Our Mental Limits and the Satisfactions of Plot Hardback
by Vera Tobin
Reading classic and popular literature alongside the latest research in cognitive science, Vera Tobin shows that a good surprise works by taking advantage of cognitive biases, mental shortcuts, and quirks of memory.
She provides not only a sophisticated how-to guide for writers but for all readers a new appreciation of the pleasures of being had.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 310 pages
- Publisher: Harvard University Press
- Publication Date: 16/04/2018
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780674980204
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