Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors

By Andrew Shaffer

A Wildly humorous and Shockingly precise Compendium of the undesirable Boys (and ladies) of Western Literature
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Rock stars, rappers, and actors haven't continually 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 dwelling speedy and demise 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 dwelling and loving like hedonistic rock icons, who have been as prone to cross on epic benders as they have been to hit the bestseller lists. Literary Rogues turns again the clock to contemplate those historic (and, often times, 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 get together of amazing writers and their sometimes stricken legacies.

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103 All gods lifeless: F. Scott Fitzgerald, This facet of Paradise (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1921), p. 304. 104 to human happiness: Thomas C. Rowe, Federal Narcotics legislation and the conflict on medicinal drugs: cash Down a Rat gap (New York: Haworth Press, 2006), p. 14–15. 104 Prohibition used to be a private affront: Elizabeth Anderson and Gerald R. Kelly, leave out Elizabeth (New York: Little, Brown, 1969), p. ninety. one zero five you're all a misplaced iteration: Jeffrey Meyers, Ernest Hemingway: The severe history (London: Psychology Press, 1997), p. 360. one zero five useless inside of : Andrew Turnbull, ed. , The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald (New York: Charles Scribner’s and Sons, 1963), p. 457. one zero five He wasn’t well-liked by his schoolmates: Atlantic per 30 days 186 (1950): 70. one zero five one whole birthday cake: Arthur Mizener, The some distance part of Paradise: A Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald (New York: Avon Books, 1974), p. 34. 106 a pandemic of recent heroines: Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, F. Scott Fitzgerald in His Time: A Miscellany (Kent country, OH: Kent nation collage Press, 1971), p. 264. 106 The uncertainties of 1919: Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up, p. 87. 107 after a number of moments of inane dialog: Bruccoli, F. Scott Fitzgerald in His Time, p. 266. 107 the main appealing style in the USA: Matthew Joseph Bruccoli and Judith Baughman, eds. , Conversations with F. Scott Fitzgerald (Jackson: college Press of Mississippi, 2004), p. 31. 107 attempted to drink myself to dying: Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up, p. 253. 107 a slightly friendly photo: Bruccoli and Baughman, eds. , Conversations with F. Scott Fitzgerald, p. fifty nine. 108 We have been married and we’ve lived: Ibid. , p. 34. 108 too ostentatious for phrases: Leslie Frewin, The overdue Mrs. Dorothy Parker (New York: Macmillan, 1986), p. seventy one. 108 That younger guy has to be mad: Mizener, The some distance part of Paradise, p. a hundred and fifty five. 109 There’s no nice literary culture: The Saturday overview forty three (1960): fifty four. 109 If I knew whatever: Bruccoli and Baughman, eds. , Conversations With F. Scott Fitzgerald, p. 8–9. 109 using in a taxi one afternoon: F. Scott Fitzgerald, “My misplaced City,” in Alexander Klein, ed. , The Empire urban: A Treasury of recent York (New York: Ayer, 1971), p. 429. a hundred and ten since it appeared extra enjoyable: Atlantic per thirty days 187 (1951): sixty six. one hundred ten $4000 a screw: Matthew J. Bruccoli, ed. , F. Scott Fitzgerald: A existence in Letters (New York: Scribner’s, 1994), p. fifty eight. one hundred ten you've gotten and will make adequate: Carlos Baker, ed. , Ernest Hemingway: chosen Letters 1917–1961 (New York: Simon & Schuster), p. 307. a hundred and ten the general public consistently affiliates the writer: Bruccoli and Baughman, eds. , Conversations With F. Scott Fitzgerald, p. 20. one hundred ten narcotics are deadening to paintings: Ibid. , p. 21. 111 the preferred photograph of a blond boy: Alfred Kazin, ed. , F. Scott Fitzgerald: the guy and His paintings (New York: global Publishing Co. , 1951), p. sixty nine. 111 The pace of town had replaced: F. Scott Fitzgerald, “My misplaced City,” p. 430. 111 It was once very unusual the way in which: Jay McInerney, “Bright lighting, undesirable Reviews,” Salon. com, http://www1. salon. com/weekly/mcinerney2960527. html (retrieved April 26, 2012). 112 should have an utter self belief: Bruccoli, F.

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