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Tom Bissell ñ 0 review Magic Hours review é 100 Au 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 docume. 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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Tom Bissell ñ 0 review Magic Hours review é 100 Ntaries 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. 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 There are other outstanding long essays involving people like Jim Harrison and Robert Kaplan who Bissell fairly convincingly prosecutes for being both a shitty writer and a cold hearted warmonger Even the bits of literary criticism are worthy although after a re read I still can t figure out whether he thinks The Sun Also Rises is a good book or not He obviously takes writing seriously but isn t humorless about its rewards and depressions as either a career or a hobby or a passion or an art form open to interpretationThere were a couple misfires for me Reading about Tommy Wiseau did not interest me enough to bother to learn anything else about Tommy Wiseau And Chuck Lorre is just another Hollywood workaholic I still could care less about But on balance this is a fine collection with many strong pages I wish I had written

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Tom Bissell ñ 0 review Magic Hours review é 100 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 Wise. 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 the organised 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 uote 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 annihilation of Robert J Kaplan of whose work I will continue to remain ignorant and less interesting if diverting magazine fodder such as an on set piece on Jeff Daniels sitcom mogul Chuck Lorre and two dull offerings on the not at all interesting voiceover actress Jennifer Hale and the dull as an overworked simile novelist Jim Harrison More literary essays from TB please


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  • Paperback
  • 352
  • Magic Hours
  • Tom Bissell
  • English
  • 19 June 2019
  • 9780525433941