The Bloody Papers
Framed within her own literary travels to Key West, Laing considers Hemingway’s alcoholism considering his dysfunctional family history. Performs similar analyses on John Cheever, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Berryman, suggesting that, for these artists, writing and drinking served similar purposes in processing their difficult upbringings. Frequent references to “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife” and “Now I Lay Me.”
The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink
Laing, Olivia. “The Bloody Papers.” In The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink, 135-73. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2013.