Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation

Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation

Tom Bissell


In Magic Hours, award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the inventive procedure. he is taking us from the set of The mammoth Bang Theory to the 1st novel of Ernest Hemingway to the ultimate paintings of David Foster Wallace; from the flicks of Werner Herzog to the movie of Tommy Wiseau to the editorial assembly within which Paula Fox's paintings used to be relaunched into the area. initially released in magazines corresponding to The Believer, The New Yorker, and Harper's, those essays symbolize ten years of Bissell's most sensible writing on each element of creation—be it Iraq warfare documentaries or video-game personality voices—and will galvanize as a lot inspiration as they do laughter.

What are sitcoms for precisely? Can artwork be either undesirable and genius? Why perform a little books live to tell the tale and others vanish? Bissell's exploration of those questions make for gripping, unforgettable reading.

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