Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors

By Andrew Shaffer

A Wildly humorous and Shockingly real Compendium of the undesirable Boys (and women) of Western Literature
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Rock stars, rappers, and actors haven't regularly had a monopoly on misbehaving. there has been a time while authors fought with either phrases and fists, a time whilst poets have been those residing quickly and death younger. This witty, insightful, and wildly unique narrative profiles the literary greats who wrote generation-defining classics such as The nice Gatsby and On the Road whereas residing and loving like hedonistic rock icons, who have been as more likely to cross on epic benders as they have been to hit the bestseller lists. Literary Rogues turns again the clock to contemplate those old (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 attention-grabbing research, Literary Rogues is half nostalgia, half literary research, and a totally raucous occasion of outstanding writers and their sometimes legacies.

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141. 122 these have been the genuine giants: Day, ed. , Dorothy Parker in Her personal phrases, p. 33. 123 the the world over identified writer: Meade, Dorothy Parker: What clean Hell is that this? , p. 197. 123 She used to be very blond: Ibid. , p. ninety. 124 Why can’t you be humorous back: Ibid. , p. 304. a hundred twenty five no longer harmful sufficient: Natalie S. Robins, Alien hyperlink: The FBI’s conflict on Freedom of Expression (New York: William Morrow, 1992), p. 252. a hundred twenty five What are you going to do whilst: Meade, Dorothy Parker: What clean Hell is that this? , p. 339. one hundred twenty five stand among the poem and the reader: Charles Baudelaire, The flora of Evil, trans. Edna St. Vincent Millay and George Dillon (New York: Harper, 1936), p. xiv. 126 I’m not likely to reside simply which will be at some point older the next day to come: Epstein, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, p. 266. 126 someone who has been as depraved as i've been: Ibid. , p. 268. 126 She had so replaced: Edmund Wilson, The shorelines of sunshine (New York: Farrar, Straus and younger, 1952), p. 784. 127 Get me a brand new husband: Frewin, The overdue Mrs. Dorothy Parker, p. 289. 127 I’m betraying my expertise: Ibid. , p. 143. 128 delivers, can provide: Day, ed. , Dorothy Parker in Her personal phrases, p. 136. 128 completely superb: Ibid. thirteen: BULLFIGHTING AND BULLSHIT 129 which will write approximately lifestyles: A. E. Hotchner, ed. , the great lifestyles in keeping with Hemingway (New York: HarperCollins, 2008), p. 12. 129 you might want to work flat out to deserve: “ … and the fast words,” Printers’ Ink 243 (1953): eighty five. one hundred thirty Ernestine: Carl P. Eby, Hemingway’s Fetishism (Albany, long island: nation collage of recent York, 1999), p. ninety eight. one hundred thirty a foolish entrance: Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to palms (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1929), p. 24. a hundred thirty with either knees shot through: Constance Cappel Montgomery, Hemingway in Michigan (New York: Fleet Publishing, 1966), p. 113. 131 of serious tragic curiosity: Carlos Baker, Hemingway: the author as Artist (Princeton, NJ: Princeton collage Press, 1956), p. a hundred forty five. 131 a better Gatsby: Baker, ed. , Ernest Hemingway: chosen Letters 1917–1961, p. 231. 131 whilst a guy marries his mistress: Elizabeth Abbott, A historical past of Mistresses (Toronto: HarperFlamingoCanada, 2003), p. five. 132 I’ll most likely move a similar method: Madelaine Hemingway Miller, Ernie: Hemingway’s Sister “Sunny” recollects (New York: Crown Publishers, 1975), p. one hundred fifteen. 132 started to drink extra compulsively than ever: Tom Dardis, The Thirsty Muse (New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1989), p. 181. 132 received tight final evening: Jeffrey Meyers, Hemingway: A Biography (Boston: Da Capo Press, 1999), p. 206. 132 i've got spent all my existence consuming: Dardis, The Thirsty Muse, p. 157. 132 all bullfighting and bullshit: Meyers, Hemingway, p. 164. 133 What did he worry: Ernest Hemingway, “A fresh, Well-Lighted Place,” the whole brief tales of Ernest Hemingway (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998), p. 268. 133 Happiness in clever humans: Hotchner, ed. , the great lifestyles in keeping with Hemingway, p. 117. 133 one marriage I remorse: A. E. Hotchner, Papa Hemingway (Boston: Da Capo Press, 2005), p. 87. 133 I by no means desired to get married: Ibid. , p. 87. 134 below fireplace in strive against components: Carlos Baker, Ernest Hemingway: A existence tale (New York: Scribner’s, 1969), p.

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