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Literary rogues : a scandalous history of wayward authors, Andrew Shaffer

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Literary rogues : a scandalous history of wayward authors
Title
Literary rogues
Title remainder
a scandalous history of wayward authors
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Shaffer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rock stars, rappers, and actors haven't always had a monopoly on misbehaving. There was a time when authors fought with both words and fists, a time when poets were the ones living fast and dying young. This witty, insightful and wildly entertaining narrative profiles the literary greats who wrote generation-defining classics such as The Great Gatsby and On the Road while living and loving like hedonistic rock icons, who were as likely to go on epic benders as they were to hit the bestseller lists. Literary Rogues turns back the clock to consider these historical (and, in some cases, living) legends, including Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Hunter S. Thompson, and Bret Easton Ellis. Brimmming with fascinating research, Literary Rogues is part nostalgia, part literary analysis, and a wholly raucous celebration of brilliant writers and their occasionally troubled legacies - Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaffer, Andrew
Dewey number
820.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PN452
LC item number
.S48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Authors
  • Authors
  • Scandals
  • Scandals
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • American literature
Label
Literary rogues : a scandalous history of wayward authors, Andrew Shaffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-285) and index
Contents
The vice lord: Sade -- The opium addict: Coleridge -- The pope of dope: De Quincey -- The apostle of affliction: Byron -- The romantics: the Shelleys -- American Gothic: Poe --The Realists: Balzac, Flaubert, and Sand -- The fleshly school: Baudelaire -- The French decadents: Rimbaud and Verlaine -- The English decadents: Wilde and Dowson -- The lost generation: the Fitzgeralds -- Flapper verse: Parker and Millay -- Bullfighting and bullshit: Hemingway -- The Southern gentleman: Faulkner -- Deaths and entrances: Thomas -- The beat generation: Kerouac and Ginsberg -- Junky: Burroughs -- Dead poets society: Berryman and Sexton -- The merry pranksters: Kesey -- The new journalists: Mailer and Capote -- Freak power: Thompson -- The workshop: Cheever and Carver -- The toxic twins: McInerney and Ellis -- Prozac nation: Wurtzel -- The bad boy of American letters: Frey -- Postscript: where have all the cowboys gone?
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 297 p.
Isbn
9780062077288
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795757974
  • 491296
  • (OCoLC)ocn795757974
  • 491296
Label
Literary rogues : a scandalous history of wayward authors, Andrew Shaffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-285) and index
Contents
The vice lord: Sade -- The opium addict: Coleridge -- The pope of dope: De Quincey -- The apostle of affliction: Byron -- The romantics: the Shelleys -- American Gothic: Poe --The Realists: Balzac, Flaubert, and Sand -- The fleshly school: Baudelaire -- The French decadents: Rimbaud and Verlaine -- The English decadents: Wilde and Dowson -- The lost generation: the Fitzgeralds -- Flapper verse: Parker and Millay -- Bullfighting and bullshit: Hemingway -- The Southern gentleman: Faulkner -- Deaths and entrances: Thomas -- The beat generation: Kerouac and Ginsberg -- Junky: Burroughs -- Dead poets society: Berryman and Sexton -- The merry pranksters: Kesey -- The new journalists: Mailer and Capote -- Freak power: Thompson -- The workshop: Cheever and Carver -- The toxic twins: McInerney and Ellis -- Prozac nation: Wurtzel -- The bad boy of American letters: Frey -- Postscript: where have all the cowboys gone?
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 297 p.
Isbn
9780062077288
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795757974
  • 491296
  • (OCoLC)ocn795757974
  • 491296

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