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The Resource Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians, Ian Frisch

Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians, Ian Frisch

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Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians
Title
Magic is dead
Title remainder
my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians
Statement of responsibility
Ian Frisch
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Accomplished young journalist Ian Frisch, whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Vice, Playboy and The New York Times, threads together a personal story of the sudden death of his father, his mother's escape to the poker tables, and how his fascination with the modern magicians and their swift resurgence in popular culture led him to discover The 52, magic's most brilliant young minds who are gathering in secret and revolutionizing the art form, under the mantle Magic is dead. Full of fascinating characters, many of whom came to magic after tragic childhoods, drug addiction or lives of crime, and peppered throughout with cameos from marquee names like David Blaine and Penn Jillette, The 52 takes readers on a journey from the dark alleys of London and Blackpool, England to Las Vegas to Los Angeles to Ian's childhood in a camper going up and down the East Coast. Written with a keen eye for detail, The 52 is an engrossing tale that will keep you guessing until the very end, when Ian himself is invited to join
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1989-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frisch, Ian
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frisch, Ian
  • 52 (Society)
  • Magic tricks
  • Magicians
  • Magicians
  • Secret societies
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians, Ian Frisch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Happy pilgrims
  • An actor playing the part of a magician
  • The rules of the game
  • Cardsharps
  • At the table
  • The two of clubs
  • Young bloods
  • Just a simple plan
  • Spies, snitches, skullduggery, and scheming
  • By any means necessary
  • Prologue: this is me now
  • Origins
  • Not just a female magician
  • Fooling Bourdain
  • Behind the scenes
  • Flipside
  • Kill the architect
  • A way of life
  • Blackpool problems
  • Magic is dead
  • Locked in
  • A break from reality
  • A vessel for something bigger
  • Cheat
Control code
p2251399468
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Dey Street paperback edition.
Extent
319 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062839299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians, Ian Frisch
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Happy pilgrims
  • An actor playing the part of a magician
  • The rules of the game
  • Cardsharps
  • At the table
  • The two of clubs
  • Young bloods
  • Just a simple plan
  • Spies, snitches, skullduggery, and scheming
  • By any means necessary
  • Prologue: this is me now
  • Origins
  • Not just a female magician
  • Fooling Bourdain
  • Behind the scenes
  • Flipside
  • Kill the architect
  • A way of life
  • Blackpool problems
  • Magic is dead
  • Locked in
  • A break from reality
  • A vessel for something bigger
  • Cheat
Control code
p2251399468
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Dey Street paperback edition.
Extent
319 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062839299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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