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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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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the connection between creativity and alcohol by traveling to locales well-loved by six of America's greatest alcoholic writers, including Cheever's New York, Williams' New Orleans, and Hemingway's Key West
Summary
What a unique way of looking at some of the most written-about 20th century authors. Olivia Laing, with prose that draws the reader in, traces the connections between alcohol and the relationships of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver. As she travels the United States following their trails, she beautifully weaves together their stories, hopes, dreams, fears and failures, while at the same time exploring the history of alcohol and alcoholism in our society. An engrossing book. -- Jennifer Winberry for LibraryReads
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Writing style
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  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10247033
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS129
LC item number
.L25 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
on writers and drinking
Label
The trip to Echo Spring : on writers and drinking, Olivia Laing
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-331)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20242825
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781250039569
Lccn
2013038323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0013454818
Label
The trip to Echo Spring : on writers and drinking, Olivia Laing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-331)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20242825
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781250039569
Lccn
2013038323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0013454818

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