The Resource The Trip to Echo Spring : on Writers and Drinking, Olivia Laing

The Trip to Echo Spring : on Writers and Drinking, Olivia Laing

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The Trip to Echo Spring : on Writers and Drinking
Title
The Trip to Echo Spring
Title remainder
on Writers and Drinking
Statement of responsibility
Olivia Laing
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Language
eng
Summary
"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. - For readers of Amanda Vaill's When Everyone Was So Young, Elif Batuman's The Possessed, and Kingsley Amis's Everyday Drinking"--
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Laing, Olivia
Dewey number
810.9/353
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS129
LC item number
.L25 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Authors, American
  • Creative ability
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholics in literature
  • Alcoholism in literature
  • Authorship
  • American literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability
Label
The Trip to Echo Spring : on Writers and Drinking, Olivia Laing
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250039583
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
479385A4-E029-464F-86A1-ED073EA5EC9A
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886583715
  • (TLC)erc0000274401
  • 1013639
Label
The Trip to Echo Spring : on Writers and Drinking, Olivia Laing
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250039583
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
479385A4-E029-464F-86A1-ED073EA5EC9A
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886583715
  • (TLC)erc0000274401
  • 1013639

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