Writing Under the Influence

Alcohol and the Works of 13 American Authors
by Aubrey Malone
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Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers

Publication Date: November 17, 2017

ISBN: 9781476627878

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Writers and alcohol have long been associated—for some, the association becomes unmanageable. Drawing on rare sources, this collection of brief biographies traces the lives of 13 well known literary drinkers, examining how their relationship with alcohol developed and how it affected their work, for better or worse. Focusing on examples like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Bukowski and Raymond Carver, the combined biographies present a study of the classic figure of the over-indulging author.