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The trip to Echo Spring: on writers and drinking

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"In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six of America's finest writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver. All six of these men were alcoholics, and the subject of drinking surfaces in some of their finest work, from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to "A Moveable Feast." Often, they did their drinking together: Hemingway and Fitzgerald ricocheting through the cafes of Paris in the 1920s; Carver and Cheever speeding to the liquor store in Iowa in the icy winter of 1973. Olivia Laing grew up in an alcoholic family herself. One spring, wanting to make sense of this ferocious, entangling disease, she took a journey across America that plunged her into the heart of these overlapping lives. As she travels from Cheever's New York to Williams's New Orleans, and from Hemingway's Key West to Carver's Port Angeles, she pieces together a topographical map of alcoholism, from the horrors of addiction to the miraculous possibilities of recovery. Beautiful, captivating, and original, The Trip to Echo Spring strips away the myth of the alcoholic writer to reveal the terrible price creativity can exert."--
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subject_facetAlcoholics -- United States
Alcoholics in literature
Alcoholism in literature
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Alcohol use
Authorship -- Psychological aspects
Creative ability -- Psychological aspects
title_displayThe trip to Echo Spring : on writers and drinking
title_fullThe Trip to Echo Spring On Writers and Drinking
The trip to Echo Spring : on writers and drinking / Olivia Laing
The trip to echo spring : on writers and drinking [electronic resource] / Olivia Laing
title_shortThe trip to Echo Spring
title_subon writers and drinking
topic_facetAlcohol use
Alcoholics
Alcoholics in literature
Alcoholism in literature
American literature
Authors, American
Authorship
Biography & Autobiography
Creative ability
History
History and criticism
Nonfiction
Psychological aspects
Psychology