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by Donald W. Goodwin

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ISBN: 0836259254
Author: Donald W. Goodwin
Language: English
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub; First Edition edition (November 1, 1988)
Pages: 210
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
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The points Goodwin makes about alcohol and writers are incredibly unoriginal and have been expressed far moreĀ . Ultimately, if you're at all interested in alcohol and the writer, you could have written this book yourself. 7 people found this helpful.

The points Goodwin makes about alcohol and writers are incredibly unoriginal and have been expressed far more eloquently and in much greater detail by writers themselves - see, for instance, Baudelaire's "Les Paradis Artificiels" or E. T. A. Hoffmann's "Kreisleriana," the latter having been written almost two centuries earlier.

Alcohol and the Writer book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Alcohol and the Writer. by. Donald W. Goodwin. Five out of seven Nobel Prize-winning American writers were alcoholics.

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Alcohol and the Writer By Donald W. Goodwin, . Goodwin has long been aware of the phenomenon. As he explains in ''Alcohol and the Writer,'' one of his earliest discoveries ''was that writers drank a lot - maybe more than anyone else. Andrews & McMeel. Among the seven American Nobel laureates in literature, four of them - Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O'Neill, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway -were ''clearly alcoholic,'' and a fifth, John Steinbeck, was ''probably alcoholic. By (author) Professor Donald W Goodwin. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. The SALIS Collection: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs. Uploaded by g on January 8, 2018.

Donald William Goodwin, American Psychiatrist, educator. Alcoholism: The Facts by The late Donald W. Goodwin (2000-01-13). Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955. ZA2J3/?tag prabook0b-20. Alcoholism (The Facts Series).

Alcohol and the Writer Donald W. Simenon may be the world's greatest underappreciated writer. Andrews & McMeel Kansas City, New York 1988 p 93-99. Some European critics believe he deserves the Nobel Prize. Simenon's book When I Was Old (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971) cannot be recommended too highly for anyone interested in writers and how they live and work. Less recommended is Simenon's autobiographical Intimate Memoirs (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,1984), an unfortunate book about, among other things, his daughter's suicide.

Oxford University Press, 2000 - 163 pagina's. Throughout, it examines the social, psychological, and medical aspects of alcohol problems

Discusses the problems Poe, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and O'Neill had with alcohol, and examines the reasons for the high rate of alcoholism among writers

Comments:

Dorintrius
Ernest Hemingway, a confirmed alcoholic, once dubbed alcohol as the "Giant Killer" of American letters and this fantastic study authored by Donald W. Goodwin, M.D., plumbs the depths of this issue.

He provides "case studies" of 8 writers. The lives of Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Georges Simenon, Eugene O'Neill, Edgar Allen Poe, William Faulkner, and Malcolm Lowry are discussed and the difficulties that each men experienced with alcohol are recounted in clinical and often shuddering detail. Goodwin cites hard data where available and explores the relationship between the psychology of the creative artist and chemical dependency. This book also cites the plethora of journalism that has appeared throughout the 20th century by medical professionals and literary minds alike which have likewise sought to treat this issue with the unsparing honesty that it deserves.

This slim volume holds multitudes and is an invaluable resource for devotees of these individual writers, lovers of great literature, and for creative artists who are perhaps struggling with their own chemical dependency issues. It strips the romance away from the image of the hard drinking writer who swills down his bourbon whilst producing a series of masterpieces. Furthermore, it is written with great love and respect for the power of literature and an equal amount of respect for the essential difficulties of the creative act. Highly recommended.
Cherry The Countess
This book is too outdated to be truly useful. Relies heavily upon presumptions about the relationship between creativity and alcohol rather than examining this relationship.
MisterMax
great book. I needed it for a my american literature two class. not in great condition but it is an old book.
Golkis
Goodwin's "Alcoholism: The Facts" is something of a classic - an accessible, short but thorough analysis of the problems caused by alcoholism, written by a doctor who definitely knows what he's talking about. I expected more from "Alcohol and the Writer" but then I shouldn't really feel surprised that it is so weak by comparison. It is the work of a good medic mistaking himself for a good literary critic simply because he likes books. It just isn't enough.
The points Goodwin makes about alcohol and writers are incredibly unoriginal and have been expressed far more eloquently and in much greater detail by writers themselves - see, for instance, Baudelaire's "Les Paradis Artificiels" or E. T. A. Hoffmann's "Kreisleriana," the latter having been written almost two centuries earlier. It doesn't take a genius to work out that "There are three opinions about whether alcohol provides inspiration for writers. One holds that it never does, another that it sometimes does and a third that it is essential." So, that's everything covered, really?
Goodwin gets taken in by all the old stereotypes about "tragic, lonely and doomed" alcoholic writers. It isn't enough to make the reader aware that you know this may be just an empty cliche. There can often be degrees of overlap but Goodiwn doesn't take advantage of his medical knowledge to come to any new conclusions about why the stereotypes could hold true. If you are just going to quote Horace and Nietzsche on intoxication without adding anything of your own, you might as well just write a bibliography and pass it on to someone who could write a better book on the same subject.
I feel horrible about being so cruel because Goodwin's enthusiasm for what he is doing and the writers he covers is truly engaging. It's clearly a book he really wanted to write and you get the impression that someone who cares so much should be permitted a little self-indulgence. Nonetheless, this book will not tell the curious anything valuable - he tells you why the subject is interesting but you probably knew that already before you picked up the book. Ultimately, if you're at all interested in alcohol and the writer, you could have written this book yourself.
Monam
I stumbled across this book, priced to sell, at a nearby Half Price Book Store, and they had several copies. The author is harsh with John Steinbeck, who definitely did drink (and who mentioned severe hangovers in the journal he kept while writing East of Eden).
However, Steinbeck's descriptions of Doc's relationship with beer in Cannery Row were right on target -- likely inspired by real life -- and you couldn't turn more than five pages of that fine little book without craving to pop a cold one.
Gaua
I found this book very informative, humorously written with simple and concise analysis of a whole bunch of writers who could have done much better without their addiction to alcohol.

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