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Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation

Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation

  • Title: Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation
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  • ISBN : 9781936365760
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 301 pages


In Magic Hours, award winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process He takes us from the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to the final work of David Foster Wallace from the films of Werner Herzog to the film of Tommy Wiseau to the editorial meeting in which Paula Fox s work was relaunched into the world In Magic Hours, award winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process He takes us from the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to the final work of David Foster Wallace from the films of Werner Herzog to the film of Tommy Wiseau to the editorial meeting in which Paula Fox s work was relaunched into the world Originally published in magazines such as The Believer, The New Yorker, and Harper s, these essays represent ten years of Bissell s best writing on every aspect of creation be it Iraq War documentaries or video game character voices and will provoke as much thought as they do laughter.What are sitcoms for exactly Can art be both bad and genius Why do some books survive and others vanish Bissell s exploration of these questions make for gripping, unforgettable reading


Author Tom Bissell

Tom Bissell born 1974 is a journalist, critic, and fiction writer Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.




Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation Reviews (31)

  • Bissell is a decent essayist with an eclectic outlook Unflowered Aloes is an intelligent discussion of literary immortality and the afterlife of books I believe no book should fall out of print, unless espousing hateful ideologies , Grief and the Outsider explores the dark hinterland of the unpublis [..]

  • Anyone who knows me for than five years, whether online or off, can tell you that I used to be absolutely obsessed with becoming a professional writer I even had some modest success nine of my short stories were published and I spent four years as a copywriter for Rabbi Wein s Destiny Foundation Ab [..]

  • It s a difficult thing for me to evaluate this Scratch that It s a difficult thing for me to evaluate ANY book, not just this Even bad books, ones I carry deep, dark hatreds for, require a vigorous and focused back and forth I will always be awed by the spirit it takes for a person to create I think [..]

  • a new imprint of mcsweeney s, believer books 2 gripes, the font is terrible, and there is no index, come on, we need an index mcsweeneys , has this collection from bissell, collecting about 12 years of essays taken mostly from mainstream mags harpers, new yorker, new york times book review, believer [..]

  • I enjoyed some of these essays than others, but what all of them had in common was that I really liked Bissell s writing style That combined with the theme of creativity and creators really inspired me to want to begin writing again I ve been craving writing time for days now I probably most apprec [..]

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