The Trip to Echo Spring

The Trip to Echo Spring On Writers and Drinking - Canons

Paperback (05 Oct 2017) | English

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786891600
Publisher: Canongate Books
Imprint: Canongate
Pub date:
DEWEY: 810.9005
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 9357
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 264g
Height: 198mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 22mm