The riddles of the sphinx : inheriting the feminist history of the crossword puzzle
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Published
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint fo HarperCollins Publishers, 2024.
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780063275478, 0063275473
Physical Desc
271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Published
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint fo HarperCollins Publishers, 2024.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780063275478, 0063275473

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Description
Combining the soul-baring confessional of Brain on Fire and the addictive storytelling of The Queen's Gambit, a renowned puzzle creator's compulsively readable memoir and history of the crossword puzzle as an unexpected site of women's work and feminist protest. The indisputable "queen of crosswords," Anna Shechtman published her first New York Times puzzle at age nineteen, and later, spearheaded the The New Yorker's popular crossword section. Working with a medium often criticized as exclusionary, elitist, and out-of-touch, Anna is one of very few women in the field of puzzle making, where she strives to make the everyday diversion more diverse. In this fascinating work--part memoir, part cultural analysis--she excavates the hidden history of the crossword and the overlooked women who have been central to its creation and evolution, from the "Crossword Craze" of the 1920s to the role of digital technology today. As she tells the story of her own experience in the CrossWorld, she analyzes the roles assigned to women in American culture, the boxes they've been allowed to fill, and the ways that they've used puzzles to negotiate the constraints and play of desire under patriarchy. The result is an unforgettable and engrossing work of art, a loving and revealing homage to one of our most treasured, entertaining, and ultimately political pastimes.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Shechtman, A. (2024). The riddles of the sphinx: inheriting the feminist history of the crossword puzzle (First edition.). HarperOne, an imprint fo HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Shechtman, Anna. 2024. The Riddles of the Sphinx: Inheriting the Feminist History of the Crossword Puzzle. HarperOne, an imprint fo HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Shechtman, Anna. The Riddles of the Sphinx: Inheriting the Feminist History of the Crossword Puzzle HarperOne, an imprint fo HarperCollins Publishers, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Shechtman, Anna. The Riddles of the Sphinx: Inheriting the Feminist History of the Crossword Puzzle First edition., HarperOne, an imprint fo HarperCollins Publishers, 2024.

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