Hemingway: "I’m no rummy"
Biographical study. Traces Hemingway’s lifetime struggle with alcoholism, noting the corresponding decline in the quality of his writing. Frequently compares Hemingway’s drinking habits to those of Fitzgerald and Faulkner. Explains Hemingway’s use of alcohol to battle anxiety, resulting in the exacerbation of his depression. Briefly comments on the presence of alcohol in many of his works, including The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Islands in the Stream.
The Thirsty Muse: Alcohol and the American Writer