Magic hours : essays on creators and creation / Tom Bissell.
By: Bissell, TomPublisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First Vintage Books editionDescription: 331 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0525433945; 9780525433941Subject(s): Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) | Creative abilityGenre/Form: Essays.LOC classification: BF408 | .B488 2018
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"Originally published in slightly different form in the United States by Believer Books, a division of McSweeney's, San Francisco, in 2012."--Title page verso.
Unflowered Aloes -- Escanaba's magic hour -- Grief and the outsider -- Writing about writing about writing -- No dying light -- Rules of engagement -- Euphorias of Perrier -- Still rising -- The secret mainstream -- Kapuscinski's last journey -- Symbolic value -- Great and terrible truths -- Cinema crudité -- A simple medium -- Invisible girl -- The theory and practice of not giving a shit -- Goddesses and dreams -- Everything about everything.
"For more than a decade, award-winning writer (and co-author of The Disaster Artist) Tom Bissell has explored questions at the heart of the creative endeavor in astute, remarkable and often hilarious essays. What are sitcoms for, exactly? Can art be both bad and genius? Why do some books survive and others vanish? These pieces cover Bissell's best writing on writers, filmmakers, actors and artists. From Portland, where he visits a midnight screening of The Room, to the Los Angeles set of The Big Bang Theory, to an editorial meeting in New York from which Paula Fox's work was relaunched into the world, Bissell's journeys make for unforgettable reading. Above all, he illustrates that to create something anything, is to believe, if only momentarily, you are capapble of magic."--Back coer.