The Trip to Echo Spring (Paperback)

Olivia Laing

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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 Details

  • Product code: BKHJT
  • ISBN: 9781786891600
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 352
  • Publish date: Thu Oct 05 00:00:00 BST 2017
  • Book points: 7

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