Friday, July 24, 2020

Bottoms up …

Ernest Hemingway & F. Scott Fitzgerald Drinking While Writing. (Hat tip, Tim Davis.)

… here you have two of the most successful and revered American prose writers of the 20th century with distinctly opposite views on alcohol.


  1. Alcoholite at the Altar: The Writer and Addiction: The Writings of Roger Forseth, which Frank reviewed here, contains a chapter on “HEMINGWAY: Alcohol and the Writer,” pages 83-116.

  2. Evelyn Waugh complained somewhere or other that Graham Greene's writing suffered because Greene drank while he wrote.