Genius and Heroin: The Illustrated Catalogue of Creativity, Obsession, and Reckless Abandon Through the Ages

Genius and Heroin: The Illustrated Catalogue of Creativity, Obsession, and Reckless Abandon Through the Ages

Michael Largo


What is the cost of brilliance?

Why are such a lot of artistic geniuses additionally ruinously self-destructive? From Caravaggio to Jackson Pollack, from Arthur Rimbaud to Jack Kerouac, from Charlie Parker to Janis Joplin, to Kurt Cobain, and on and on, authors and artists all through heritage have binged, pill-popped, injected, or poisoned themselves for his or her paintings. absolutely illustrated and addictively readable, Genius and Heroin is the fundamental connection with the untidy lives of our best artists and thinkers, entertainingly chronicling how the notoriously inventive lived and died—whether their final downfalls have been the results of opiates, alcohol, pot, absinthe, or the slow-motion suicide of obsession.

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