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Magic hours : essays on creators and creation

Author: Tom Bissell
Publisher: San Francisco : Believer Books, ©2012.
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From the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to the film documentaries of Werner Herzog, the author of Extra Lives explores the creative process in a series of essays.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Bissell
ISBN: 9781936365760 1936365766
OCLC Number: 754723405
Description: 301 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Unflowered aloes --
Escanaba's magic hour --
Grief and the outsider --
Writing about writing about writing --
Rules of engagement --
Euphorias of Perrier --
Still rising --
The secret mainstream --
Kapuscinski's last journey --
Great and terrible truths --
Cinema crudité --
A simple medium --
Invisible girl --
The theory and practice of not giving a shit.
Responsibility: by Tom Bissell.

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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  Read more...

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"Tom Bissell is at his best in this terrific collection."--Geoff Dyer "Every one of Bissell's pieces is like some great, transfixing documentary you stumble on while channel-surfing late at Read more...

 
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