Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes

Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes

Bill Peschel


Truth is stranger than fiction.

If you've imagined well-known writers to be desk-bound drudges, re-examine. Writers long past Wild rips again the (book) covers and divulges the seamy underside of the writing life.

Insightful, interesting, and irresistibly addictive, Writers long past Wild unearths such attention-grabbing tales as:

* The evening Dashiell Hammett employed a chinese language prostitute to wreck up S. J. Perelman's marriage (and ran off together with his wife).

* Why Sylvia Plath bit Ted Hughes at the cheek.

* Why Ernest Hemingway fought a e-book critic, a modernist poet, and his warfare correspondent/wife Martha Gellhorn (but now not on the related time).

* The near-fatal journey Katherine Anne Porter took whereas excessive on marijuana in Mexico.

* Why women's breasts despatched Percy Bysshe Shelley screaming from the room.

* The day Virginia Woolf snuck onto a Royal military send disguised as an Abyssinian prince.

Pull up a chair, activate sturdy analyzing mild, and observe what your favourite writers have been as much as whereas clear of their desks. occasionally, they make the wildest characters of all.

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