➶ Magic Hours Author Tom Bissell – Varanus.us

Magic Hours Download Magic Hours Author Tom Bissell Girlnailart.us 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.

<Reading> ➶ Magic Hours  Author Tom Bissell – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 301 pages
  • Magic Hours
  • Tom Bissell
  • English
  • 24 July 2017
  • 1936365766

    10 thoughts on “ ➶ Magic Hours Author Tom Bissell – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    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fall out of print, unless espousing hateful ideologies , Grief and the Outsider explores the dark hinterland of the unpublished writer, standing in their frustrated droves and flinging turds at the published and the publishers, with a look at the Underground Literary Alliance, a strange organisation that still seems 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fall out of print, unless espousing hateful ideologies , Grief and the Outsider explores the dark hinterland of the unpublished writer, standing in their frustrated droves and flinging turds at the published and the publishers, with a look at the Underground Literary Alliance, a strange organisation that still seems to exist not unlike theorganised Indie Author movements at large now , and Writing About Writing About Writing is an hilarious look at the self help writers books whose advice ranges from useless to fucking useless with occasional servings of useful from professional writers The other pieces in here are essays written for organs to quote DFW Bissell s touching tribute to the Great Dave is included here , including a long one on Werner Herzog of whose work I still remain ignorant , a full scale annihi...


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    Anyone who knows me forthan 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 About two years ago, all that changed I began working full time at a law office in Manhattan, and though I suppose my commute time could have become writing time, I used it for reading instead Anyone who knows me forthan 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 About two years ago, all that changed I began working full time at a law office in Manhattan, and though I suppose my commute time could have become writing time, I used it for reading instead Except for the reviews I write here on GoodReads, I hardly write anything any I just can t seem to get myself motivated And I feel really bad about ...


  3. says:

    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, outside etc and many of these are about tv shows and m...


  4. says:

    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 it is remarkably courageous even if, for many writers, this is unfounded and block headed courage, it is courage nonetheless I imagine many war heroes were not exactly rocket scientists, which 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 it is remarkably courageous even if, for many writers, this is unfounded and block headed courage, it is courage none...


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    Boy, do I love Tom Bissell s writing There is just no other way to say it And I m a sucker for his subject artistic process and artistic reputation The opening essay, Unflowered Aloes, is a sobering account of just how easily the work of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Herman Melville might have failed to come down to us today in each cas...


  6. says:

    A bit of an inconsistent collection, if only because all the pieces were written over 12 years for different magazines and different audiences The piece about Jeff Daniels s opus Escanaba in da Moonlight has a predictable kick your hometown in the nuts sort of feel but Bissell can turn a phrase masterfully and keeps it interesting My favorite chapter is the one called Writing About Writing About Writing where he takes various self help authors to the woodshed in a masterfully bitchy way A bit of an inconsistent collection, if only because all the pieces were written over 12 years for different magazines and different audiences The piece about Jeff Daniels s opus Escanaba in da Moonlight has a predictable kick your hometown in the nuts sort of feel but Bisse...


  7. says:

    Reading Tom Bissell s Magic Hours Essays on Creators and Creation was a similar experience to watching the Darjeeling Limited for the first time on a Jet Blue flight to Boston from Tampa without any turbulence If David Foster Wallace s magnificent writing were an opioid, this book functioned as literary methadone to help wean me from the withdrawal symptoms of not having any big scores left to consume aft...


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    This is upsetting I wrote a review here, about an hour ago It s gone I wrote the whole thing, clicked save down there at the bottom and What have I learned from this In future I will write reviews in a word processor or text editor and save them then, I will cut and paste them here This is a very frustrating experience first...


  10. says:

    This book is a collection of a dozen plus essays by Tom Bissell that were previously published in various magazines All of them are about people engaged in some aspect of creation Several are about writers, several are on filmmakers, one focuses on video game voice actor Jennifer Hale, and one covers the career of sitcom creator Chuck Lorre These last two mentioned were among my favorites Bissell is a good writer, and I enjoyed the sarcastic sense of humor that he inserts into most of the This book is a collection of a dozen plus essays by Tom Bissell that were previously published in various magazines All of them are about people engaged in some aspect of creation Several are about writers, several are on filmmakers, one focuses on video game voice actor Jennifer Hale, and one covers the career of sitcom creator Chuck Lorre These last two mentioned were among my favorites Bissell is a good writer, and I enjoyed the sarcastic sense of humor that he inserts into most of the pieces How much I liked each essay depended on whether I cared to read several thousand words on the subject There were some sections that in retrospect I could have skipped, but the majority of the book interested me.The book is unfortunately riddled with typographical errors such as missing punctuation and omitted or incorrect words The problem was extensive enough to impact my reading experience and leave me wondering if an unproofed version was ac...

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