aWriting is spooky, a according to Norman Mailer. aThere is no routine of an office to keep you going, only the blank page each morning, and you never know where your words are coming from, those divine words.a In The Spooky Art, Mailer discusses with signature candor the rewards and trials of the writing life, and recommends the tools to navigate it. Addressing the reader in a conversational tone, he draws on the best of more than fifty years of his own criticism, advice, and detailed observations about the writeras craft. Praise for The Spooky Art aThe Spooky Art shows Maileras brave willingness to take on demanding forms and daunting issues. . . . He has been a thoughtful and stylish witness to the best and worst of the American century.aaThe Boston Globe aAt his bestaas artists should be judgedaMailer is indispensable, an American treasure. There is enough of his best in this book for it to be welcomed with gratitude.aaThe Washington Post a[The Spooky Art] should nourish and informaas well as entertainaalmost any serious reader of the novel.aaBaltimore Sun aThe richest book ever written about the writeras subconscious.aaThe Philadelphia Inquirer aStriking . . . entrancingly frank.aaEntertainment Weekly Praise for Norman Mailer a[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.aaThe New York Times aA writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.aaThe New Yorker aA devastatingly alive and original creative mind.aaLife aMailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.aaThe New York Review of Books aThe largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.aaChicago Tribune aMailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.aaThe Cincinnati Post From the Hardcover edition.There is enough of his best in this book for it to be welcomed with gratitude.aaThe Washington Post a[The Spooky Art] should nourish and informaas well as entertainaalmost any serious reader of the novel.aaBaltimore Sun aThe ...
|Title||:||The Spooky Art|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2003-01-21|