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A Maze Book to Get Lost In
Labyrinths are as old as humanity, the proving grounds of heroes, the paths of pilgrims, symbols of spiritual rebirth and pleasure gardens for pure entertainment.
In this book, writer Henry Eliot (the creative editor of Penguin Classics UK) leads us on a twisting journey through the world of mazes, real and imagined, unraveling our ancient, abiding relationship with them and exploring why they continue to fascinate us—from Kafka and Kubrick to the myth of the Minotaur and a quest to solve the disappearance of the legendary Maze King.
This immersive, puzzle-like exploration of the history and psychology of mazes and labyrinths evokes the spirit of Choose Your Own Adventure, the textual inventiveness of Tom Stoppard, and the philosophical spirit of Jorge Luis Borges.
Book design by Jim Stoddart, with cover design by Elena Giavaldi
Published by Three Rivers Press, 2019
Hardcover, 240 pages, 2-color offset, 5 × 7.75 inches