Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work Mason Currey

'A trove of entertaining anecdote' Daily Telegraph'It will fascinate anyone who has ever wondered of their artistic heroes: how the devil did they manage?' GuardianHow is a novel written? A masterpiece painted? A symphony composed?Benjamin Franklin took daily naked air baths and Toulouse-Lautrec painted in brothels. Edith Sitwell worked in bed, and George Gershwin composed at the piano in pyjamas. Freud worked sixteen hours a day, but Gertrude Stein could never write for more than thirty minutes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in gin-fuelled bursts - he believed alcohol was essential to his creative process.Here are the working routines of more than a hundred and sixty of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived, who, whether by amphetamines or alcohol, headstands or boxing, made time and got to work.'A fascinating little book' Financial Times'A delightful book, full of quirks and oddities' Literary Review

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ISBN
9781447271475
Uitgever
Picador
Datum
11-09-2014
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
0
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback
Genre
Geschiedenis

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