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Tip #916: 10 Books to Spur Your Creativity

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Creativity is more than technology. These books can help.

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James Thomas, writing for RitualMusic.com, created a collection of essential books for filmmakers. Not one talks about technology; instead, each inspires creativity.

As he was creating this list, he was reminded of a sentiment from an old college professor: “You can’t always tell if someone has gone to college, but you can always tell if they read.”

Here is his collection of ten books that will help prime your creative faculties with inspiration and plenty of literary nutrition.

  1. Stoner by John Williams
  2. Perfume by Patrick Süskind
  3. Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr.
  4. Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles
  5. Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller
  6. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
  7. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
  8. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  9. Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
  10. The Easter Parade by Richard Yates

NOTE: His description of each book is poetry in itself, plus, he provides links to purchase each book on Amazon.


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