The Trip to Echo Spring -

The Trip to Echo Spring

On Writers and Drinking



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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.

Product code: 9781786891600

ISBN 9781786891600
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS20
Series Canons
No. Of Pages 352
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Edition Main - Canons Edition
Olivia Laing's captivating exploration of alcoholism and literature; 'beguiling, beautifully written . . . brilliant and original' - Sunday Times