Elements of Surprise : Our Mental Limits and the Satisfactions of Plot, Hardback Book

Elements of Surprise : Our Mental Limits and the Satisfactions of Plot Hardback

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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780674980204

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