By Tom Bissell
In Magic Hours, award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the artistic method. he's taking us from the set of The colossal Bang Theory to the 1st novel of Ernest Hemingway to the ultimate paintings of David Foster Wallace; from the movies of Werner Herzog to the movie of Tommy Wiseau to the editorial assembly during which Paula Fox's paintings was once relaunched into the realm. initially released in magazines comparable to The Believer, The New Yorker, and Harper's, those essays symbolize ten years of Bissell's most sensible writing on each point of creation—be it Iraq battle documentaries or video-game personality voices—and will impress as a lot suggestion as they do laughter.
What are sitcoms for precisely? Can paintings be either undesirable and genius? Why do a little books live on and others vanish? Bissell's exploration of those questions make for gripping, unforgettable reading.