The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking (Paperback)
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The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking (Paperback)

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This is shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Biography Award. 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 work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver. 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.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847677952

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“Self-indulgent but interesting”

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