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The Resource Light the dark : writers on creativity, inspiration, and the artistic process, edited by Joe Fassler ; illustrations by Doug McLean

Light the dark : writers on creativity, inspiration, and the artistic process, edited by Joe Fassler ; illustrations by Doug McLean

Label
Light the dark : writers on creativity, inspiration, and the artistic process
Title
Light the dark
Title remainder
writers on creativity, inspiration, and the artistic process
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joe Fassler ; illustrations by Doug McLean
Contributor
Editor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound question more than forty renowned authors answer in LIGHT THE DARK. Each author picks a favorite passage--from a novel, a song, a poem--to reveal what gets them started and keeps them going doing the creative work they love. From there, incredible stories of life changing encounters with art emerge, like how sneaking a volume of Stephen King stories into his job as a night security guard helped Khaled Hosseini learn that nothing he creates will ever be truly finished. Or how discovering Toni Morrison's Beloved in college taught Junot Díaz how art can create communities of shared experience. Here is a stunning guide to creative living and writing in the vein of Bird by Bird, Big Magic, and Daily Rituals for anyone who wants to learn how great writers find inspiration and how to find some of your own. Writer Joe Fassler has been collecting these lessons in his beloved "By Heart" series for The Atlantic, spinning conversations with hundreds of authors into motivating essays paired with striking illustrations. Light the Dark collects the best of "By Heart" and adds brand new pieces from award-winning writers like Marilynne Robinson, Junot Diaz, and Neil Gaiman"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fassler, Joe
  • McLean, Doug
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Creative writing
  • Authorship
Label
Light the dark : writers on creativity, inspiration, and the artistic process, edited by Joe Fassler ; illustrations by Doug McLean
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • You've been here before
  • Stephen King
  • Pixel by pixel
  • Amy Tan
  • A friend of the mind
  • Junot Díaz
  • The handshake
  • William Gibson
  • Everything I meant to say
  • Khaled Hosseini
  • Preface
  • Do not think, dream
  • Andre Dubus III
  • I don't know you anymore
  • Mary Gaitskill
  • To infinity and beyond
  • Michael Chabon
  • How I awoke
  • Walter Mosley
  • Stealing plums and counting stones
  • Jim Crace
  • Joe Fassler
  • All immigrants are artists
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Into the deep heart's core
  • Billy Collins
  • Please stop thinking
  • Kathryn Harrison
  • Neglect everything else
  • David Mitchell
  • Dreaming in drag
  • Roxane Gay
  • Light the dark
  • Ordinary people
  • Tom Perrotta
  • Against unreality
  • Ayana Mathis
  • No one ever changes
  • Jim Shepard
  • Lose yourself
  • Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • On commonness
  • Leslie Jamison
  • Aimee Bender
  • Letting the leopards in
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • The edge of sense
  • Jesse Ball
  • A place to call my own
  • Angela Flournoy
  • Into the wardrobe, into the self
  • Lev Grossman
  • Strangers on a train
  • Yiyun Li
  • Leaving the reservation of the mind
  • Time passes
  • Maggie Shipstead
  • Translating the subconscious
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • The long game
  • Nell Zink
  • Lifting the blanket
  • Charles Simic
  • Follow this voice
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Sherman Alexie
  • You and me
  • Emma Donoghue
  • Words on paper will outlast us
  • Claire Messud
  • Nobody asked you to write that novel
  • Jane Smiley
  • My favorite curmudgeon
  • Jonathan Franzen
  • Writing for right now
  • Hanya Yanagihara
  • In praise of stubborn gladness
  • Recommended dosage
  • Ben Marcus
  • Music for misfits
  • Mark Haddon
  • Enough about me
  • Azar Nafisi
  • How stories say goodbye
  • T.C. Boyle
  • Rehearsals for death
  • Ethan Canin
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Happy accidents
  • Eileen Myles
  • the brain is larger than the sea
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • Random joy
  • Neil Gaiman
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780143130840
Lccn
2017003038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971080006
  • (OCoLC)ocn971080006
  • 906921
Label
Light the dark : writers on creativity, inspiration, and the artistic process, edited by Joe Fassler ; illustrations by Doug McLean
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • You've been here before
  • Stephen King
  • Pixel by pixel
  • Amy Tan
  • A friend of the mind
  • Junot Díaz
  • The handshake
  • William Gibson
  • Everything I meant to say
  • Khaled Hosseini
  • Preface
  • Do not think, dream
  • Andre Dubus III
  • I don't know you anymore
  • Mary Gaitskill
  • To infinity and beyond
  • Michael Chabon
  • How I awoke
  • Walter Mosley
  • Stealing plums and counting stones
  • Jim Crace
  • Joe Fassler
  • All immigrants are artists
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Into the deep heart's core
  • Billy Collins
  • Please stop thinking
  • Kathryn Harrison
  • Neglect everything else
  • David Mitchell
  • Dreaming in drag
  • Roxane Gay
  • Light the dark
  • Ordinary people
  • Tom Perrotta
  • Against unreality
  • Ayana Mathis
  • No one ever changes
  • Jim Shepard
  • Lose yourself
  • Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • On commonness
  • Leslie Jamison
  • Aimee Bender
  • Letting the leopards in
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • The edge of sense
  • Jesse Ball
  • A place to call my own
  • Angela Flournoy
  • Into the wardrobe, into the self
  • Lev Grossman
  • Strangers on a train
  • Yiyun Li
  • Leaving the reservation of the mind
  • Time passes
  • Maggie Shipstead
  • Translating the subconscious
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • The long game
  • Nell Zink
  • Lifting the blanket
  • Charles Simic
  • Follow this voice
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Sherman Alexie
  • You and me
  • Emma Donoghue
  • Words on paper will outlast us
  • Claire Messud
  • Nobody asked you to write that novel
  • Jane Smiley
  • My favorite curmudgeon
  • Jonathan Franzen
  • Writing for right now
  • Hanya Yanagihara
  • In praise of stubborn gladness
  • Recommended dosage
  • Ben Marcus
  • Music for misfits
  • Mark Haddon
  • Enough about me
  • Azar Nafisi
  • How stories say goodbye
  • T.C. Boyle
  • Rehearsals for death
  • Ethan Canin
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Happy accidents
  • Eileen Myles
  • the brain is larger than the sea
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • Random joy
  • Neil Gaiman
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780143130840
Lccn
2017003038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971080006
  • (OCoLC)ocn971080006
  • 906921

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