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Larissa MacFarquhar on Getting Inside Someone's Head: One of the best profile writers working today shares what motivates her work.

Larissa MacFarquhar on Getting Inside Someone's Head: One of the best profile writers working today shares what motivates her work.

A partire dalConversations with Tyler


Larissa MacFarquhar on Getting Inside Someone's Head: One of the best profile writers working today shares what motivates her work.

A partire dalConversations with Tyler

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Lunghezza:
60 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jan 16, 2019
Formato:
Episodio podcast

Descrizione

As a writer of profiles, Larissa MacFarquhar is granted the privilege of listening to, learning from, and sharing the stories of extraordinary thinkers like Derik Parfit, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Mantel, and Paul Krugman. And she’s often drawn to write about the individual thinking behind extreme altruism, dementia care, and whether to stay in a small town. Motivating her is a desire to place readers inside someone’s head: to see what they see and to think how they think. In their dialogue, Larissa and Tyler discuss the thinking and thinkers behind her profiles, essays, and books, including notions of moral luck, exit vs voice, the prose of Kenneth Tynan, why altruistic heroes are mainly found in genre fiction, why she avoids describing physical appearances in her writing, the circumstances that push humans to live more extraordinary lives, what today has in common with the 1890s, and more. Follow Larissa on Twitter Follow Tyler on Twitter More CWT goodness: Facebook Twitter Instagram Email
Pubblicato:
Jan 16, 2019
Formato:
Episodio podcast