EBOOK NEW (Magic Hours) ñ Tom Bissell


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    EBOOK NEW (Magic Hours) ñ Tom Bissell Tom Bissell ↠ 3 read & download summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Bissell 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

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    EBOOK NEW (Magic Hours) ñ Tom Bissell 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 About two years ago all

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    EBOOK NEW (Magic Hours) ñ Tom Bissell 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

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    Tom Bissell ↠ 3 read & download summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Bissell characters Magic Hours 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 wit

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    characters Magic Hours Tom Bissell ↠ 3 read & download EBOOK NEW (Magic Hours) ñ Tom Bissell 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 var

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    EBOOK NEW (Magic Hours) ñ Tom Bissell Tom Bissell ↠ 3 read & download summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Bissell Interesting idea for a book but the author kind of lost me when I got to the passage where trees perimetered a field Can't they just line the perimeter I am not a fan of nounverbs I know English is a constantly evolving language but

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    characters Magic Hours EBOOK NEW (Magic Hours) ñ Tom Bissell Tom Bissell ↠ 3 read & download The tagline on this book says Essays on creators and creation No this is not what the book is about at all It is the author's critiue of certain works books and movies and sometimes certain people He really hates Robert Kaplan and I mean really hates Bissell can be extraordinarily harsh cruel and condescending Also his writing was boring So very BORING It was difficult to wade through this book and when its library due

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    Tom Bissell ↠ 3 read & download summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Bissell characters Magic Hours 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 after completin

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summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Bissell

Magic Hours

review Magic Hours 103 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 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 reuire 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 is why they tried to fight 40 Germans with a spoon in the first place and somehow succeeded There s a point to all of this somewhere I think it has to do with liking very much parts of a book and disliking very much other parts and making peace with thisI ve read a few things by Tom Bissell now and I even attended a reading of his He was magnanimous enough to invite us all back to his apartment afterward which I for reasons completely unknown declined It s probably the single largest mistake of my life which means I ve been very fortunate because he is a wonderfully introspective and hilarious writer However I think his struggle as a writer is one of the things I connect with and enjoy most It s one of the things I appreciate about Magic Hours that sense of wandering bewildered explorationSee Bissell has a wonderful voice and here s the important part when he can access it I m not sure what the disconnect is subject matter motivation state of mind at the time it s hard to tell The point is very much that some of the pieces herein fall by my subjective and arbitrary standards very flat It isn t that they are poorly written it s simply that they are uninspiringIn Extra Lives Bissell was there he was present I was following him into the depths of his mind and into his tripping electronic cognitive dissonance When he is there that is what it is like When he is not it is like reading the reviews of every reluctant and flaccid critic Too often reviewers are vitriolic or soporific and rarely ever anything elseBissell s works on The Room I still need to get Bissell s The Disaster Artist on it are amazing They are amazing because he managed to pour out exactly what his passion and experience with that film was like and I was able to drink from it and see all the vivid and horrible colors But I think it was because he caredOther pieces simply felt like something he was charged with writing Whether he was charged by some unknown entity or himself I don t know but there isn t much of a difference in the end so I don t care Many times cracking the whip on oneself to write is just as laborious and unproductive as having someone else do it And I ll admit because of this I may have not finished two pieces which I found a little too academic and a little too pallid in tone The point is I think at least right now before I change my mind at some later date that how I feel after just finishing it is how I d like to think I feel about the entire book which is pretty great Despite the few times Bissell seemed lost times I opted not to be lost with him the rest of the journey was exactly what I was looking for His honesty too is something I can t help but love There are too few genuine human beings in this world It s nice to know he is one of them and that he too thinks that some of things published in McSweeney s aren t meant to be read or at least enjoyed

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review Magic Hours 103 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 Ira War d 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 movies which i skipped for the most part though the overview of herzog is pretty fantastic and the thoughts about david foster wallace and his kenyon graduation speech almost made me cry bho hho i like bissell though he is wide eyed country type but brave and freshish in his interpretations of art politics travel and literature i first read his books about aral sea and father of all things about vietnam vets his dad mainly and that war in general and liked them alot so these magazine articles were interesting to me to see his immediate style of reporting all in all he does a good job of balancing fact and feeling philosophy and physical description but falls far short in some goofs which he admits so there is that like not knowing what a crab apple tree is or what a pheasant looks like i like this uote he pulls from kapuscinski the polish world conflict reporter and public library shout out A nonfiction writer s style provides the first corresponding clue as to how we are to approach the facts at hand The style of the plainspoken rigorously invisible journalist semaphores one kind of approach that of the poetical allusive and interactive journalist another These are not competitive styles One is contentedly earthbound while the other mingles in a Milky Way where morality is not a matter of proper dates and chronology but of representational accuracy context language Its mode of communication is not discursive or even necessarily informative but visionary It is called poetic license for a reason one has to earn it As Kapuscinski once said the subtle tyranny of what happened is exactly what I avoid He continued If those are the uestions you want answered you can visit your local library

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review Magic Hours 103 Ocumentaries or video game character voices and will provoke as much thought as they do laughterWhat are sitcoms for exactly Can art be both bad and genius Why do some books survive and others vanish Bissell's exploration of these uestions make for gripping unforgettable reading The tagline on this book says Essays on creators and creation No this is not what the book is about at all It is the author s critiue of certain works books and movies and sometimes certain people He really hates Robert Kaplan and I mean really hates Bissell can be extraordinarily harsh cruel and condescending Also his writing was boring So very BORING It was difficult to wade through this book and when its library due date came up and I hadn t finished it I gladly took it back instead of renewing it

  • Paperback
  • 301
  • Magic Hours
  • Tom Bissell
  • English
  • 10 February 2020
  • 9781936365760