In love with hell: drink in the lives and work of eleven writers
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Genre: Authors, English Authors, American English literature American literature
Publisher: Robinson, 2021
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781472145017 9781472145000
This is a fascinating and beautifully written account of the lives of eleven British and American authors whose addiction to alcohol may have been a necessary adjunct to their writing but ruined their lives. Palmer's succinct biographies contain fine descriptions of the writers, their work and the times they lived in; and there are convincing insights into what led so many authors to take to drink.