The Thirsty Muse: Alcohol and the American Writer.

New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1989.

Octavo ( x cm.), 292 pages. Index. FIRST EDITION. "Explores the strange and pernicious link between alcohol and creativity among American artists, a mix that is rarely evident among their European counterparts." Focused on the drinking lives and literary lives of Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway and Eugene O'Neill. Some light age-toning to text block, otherwise fine in publisher's pale blue paper-covered boards, over a brown cloth spine. The unclipped dust jacket has some scratching an a light stain on the rear panel, otherwise very good. Signed by the author on the half-title, and scarce thus.

Price: $50.00