The Spooky Art
Date: September 2016
Duration: 11 hours 58 minutes
"Writing is spooky," according to Norman Mailer. "There 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." 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 writer's craft.
"[The Spooky Art] should nourish and inform-as well as entertain-almost any serious reader of the novel." -Baltimore Sun
"The richest book ever written about the writer's subconscious." -The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Striking...entrancingly frank." -Entertainment Weekly