The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking

by Olivia Laing

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The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking | 9781786891600 | Olivia Laing

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ISBN:9781786891600

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:05/10/2017 by Canongate Books Ltd

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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.