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The Trip to Echo Spring - On Writers and Drinking

The Trip to Echo Spring - On Writers and Drinking

Author: Olivia Laing
Series: Canons
$24.95(AUD)  inc GST
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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.


Short-listed for Costa Prize 2013 (UK) and Transmission Prize (UK) and Gordon Burn Prize 2014 (UK).

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General Fields

  • : 9781786891600
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : September 2017
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Olivia Laing
  • : Paperback
  • : Main - Canons Edition
  • : 352