The Trip To Echo Spring


by Laing, Olivia | Non-fiction; Biography/Memoir
Published on 05/10/2017 by Canongate
Paperback | 352 pages

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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.