Trip to Echo Spring

ISBN: 9781786891600
Quick overview A captivating exploration of alcoholism and literature by the author of The Lonely City; 'beguiling, beautifully written . . . brilliant and original' - Sunday Times
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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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Author Olivia Laing
Binding Paperback
Pages 352