Friday, March 14, 2014
The Creative Process and Alcoholism
This is a great book review of The Trip to Echo Spring in the NYT written by Laing who has been chosen for the 2014 writer's residency at the British Library's Eccled centre for American Studies. It is a perceptive piece on renowned writers John Cheever, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Carver and their drinking habits. "There is much to learn from Laing's supple scholarship — and much to enjoy, too, in her obvious passion and engagement."