The Trip to Echo Spring : On Writers and Drinking, Paperback / softback Book

The Trip to Echo Spring : On Writers and Drinking Paperback / softback

Part of the Canons series

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Why were so many authors of the greatest works of literature consumed by alcoholism?

In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing takes a journey across America, examining the links between creativity and drink in the overlapping work and lives of six extraordinary men: F.

Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver.

From Hemingway's Key West to Williams's New Orleans, Laing pieces together a topographical map of alcoholism, and strips away the tangle of mythology to reveal the terrible price creativity can exert.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages, Integrated black and white photos.
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9781786891600

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