Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors

By Andrew Shaffer

A Wildly humorous and Shockingly precise Compendium of the undesirable Boys (and women) of Western Literature
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Rock stars, rappers, and actors haven't continuously had a monopoly on misbehaving. there has been a time whilst authors fought with either phrases and fists, a time whilst poets have been those dwelling speedy and death younger. This witty, insightful, and wildly wonderful narrative profiles the literary greats who wrote generation-defining classics such as The nice Gatsby and On the Road whereas dwelling and loving like hedonistic rock icons, who have been as prone to move on epic benders as they have been to hit the bestseller lists. Literary Rogues turns again the clock to contemplate those historic (and, occasionally, residing) legends, together with Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Hunter S. Thompson, and Bret Easton Ellis. Brimming with interesting research, Literary Rogues is half nostalgia, half literary research, and a totally raucous party of outstanding writers and their sometimes bothered legacies.

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He additionally met Norman Mailer via a mutual pal. “So, you’re the man that triggered some of these problems,” Mailer acknowledged. “For 40 years they stomped on me, and you have got the privilege of being stomped on for the following 40 years. ” That afternoon assembly at Mailer’s loft reenergized and refocused Frey. He comprehensive his novel, vivid glossy Morning, and HarperCollins released it in 2008 to combined stories. He wasn’t stomped on for it, although, or even a few of his such a lot vocal detractors through the one million Little items scandal admitted that Frey used to be, certainly, gifted.

P. 318. fifty four did violence to my very own center: James A. Harrison, ed. , The final Letters of Edgar Allan Poe to Sarah Helen Whitman (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1909), p. 22. fifty four Ah, how profound is my love for you: Ingram, Edgar Allan Poe: His existence, Letters, and critiques, p. 375. fifty five it really is no need to cause with me now: John Ward Ostrom, ed. , The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, Vol. 2 (New York: Gordian Press, 1966), p. 452. fifty five fairly the more severe for put on: John Howard Raymond, lifestyles and Letters of John Howard Raymond (New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1881), p.

33 there have been days while he appeared extra happy: Ibid. 33 nameless amatory letters: Ibid. , p. ninety eight. 34 i'll kneel and be torn from: Malcolm Elwin, Lord Byron’s spouse (London: John Murray, 1974), p. 146. 34 I lower the hair too shut: Bernard D. N. Grebanier, The Uninhibited Byron (New York: Crown, 1971), p. 117. 34 Any girl could make a guy: Murray, ed. , Lord Byron’s Correspondence, p. eighty five. 35 i'm approximately to be married: Leigh Hunt, Lord Byron and a few of His Contemporaries, Vol. 1, 2d ed. (London: Henry Colburn, 1828), p.

His mom, Lynne Frey, sponsored up her son’s surprising model of occasions that ended in him getting fresh in spring 1996. “You visit the airport to choose him up and he’s lined with blood and his the teeth are damaged and he reeks of alcohol. i might desire not anyone may struggle through that again,” she informed CNN’s Larry King. “Then we took him to Hazelden [a posh rehab sanatorium in Minnesota]. That needed to be one of many saddest days of my existence. ” After Frey sobered up, he moved to l. a. and located paintings as a screenwriter, earlier than quitting to target writing a unique: 1000000 Little items.

Are you from your brain? ” He entered Smithers Alcoholism therapy and coaching heart on Manhattan’s East 93rd highway and emerged sober 4 weeks later. “It’s the main bad, glum position you could conceivably think. It’s relatively, particularly, fairly grim,” he informed Truman Capote. “But I did pop out of there sober. ” Following a sequence of hospitalizations, Carver additionally eventually acquired sober on June 2, 1977. He didn’t write something for a yr. “I can’t persuade myself it’s worthy doing,” he stated. rather than writing, he performed bingo and ate donuts.

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