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  • Author:
    Donald Newlove
  • ISBN:
    0818002506
  • ISBN13:
    978-0818002502
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  • Publisher:
    Western Book Dist; First Edition edition (February 1, 1981)
  • Pages:
    176 pages
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    United States
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Those Drinking Days is probably the only book ever written that unmasks the drunken egos of so many celebrated authors-Tennessee Williams, James Joyce, Christopher Marlowe, Jack London, Kerouac, Hemingway, Faulkner, others, and Newlove's own inebriated twin, Drunkspeare

Those Drinking Days is probably the only book ever written that unmasks the drunken egos of so many celebrated authors-Tennessee Williams, James Joyce, Christopher Marlowe, Jack London, Kerouac, Hemingway, Faulkner, others, and Newlove's own inebriated twin, Drunkspeare. It is a story of writerly obsessions, of the alcoholic mind and of recovery. A beautifully written autobiography, history, psychological study and comedy-drama. Highly recommended for those who love literature and those struggling with a romance with alcohol and other addictions. 3 people found this helpful.

Of the 14 or more books Donald Newlove wrote, this maybe the only one in print. Newlove is the author of several other novels, a series of books on the art of writing, and the critically acclaimed memoir, Those Drinking Days: Myself and Other Writers (1981). It has two parts: one is his description of his struggle with alcohol; two, is his description of the struggle of certain famous writers, two of whom won the Nobel Prize, Earnest Hemingway and William Faulkner. I understand it is nearly required reading by people involved in Alcoholics Anonymous. Books by Donald Newlove.

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Reading Myself and Others (1975) is an anthology of essays, interviews and criticism by the author Philip Roth. The first half of the book is built mainly upon Roth's assessment of his own published works at the time of the anthology's publication. The second half of the volume consists of essays and introductions by Roth about other authors.

But it's pointless to press Mr. Newlove for consistency or elegance of reasoning in a book that accomplishes so much in such a limited context.

A novelist himself ("The Painter Gabriel," "Sweet Adversity" and "Eternal Life," among others) and the author of a harrowing memoir, "Those Drinking Days: Myself and Other Writers," Mr. Newlove begins "First Paragraphs" as an enthusiast, praising almost all prose that has passion and individuality to i. But it's pointless to press Mr.

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A novelist contemplates how alcoholism has affected the lives and work of other writers, as well as himself

Umi
Authors often read biographies, letters and autobiographies written about and by their favorite authors. When we do so, we learn that the overly sensitive nature of writers has historically led them to "numb out" through over-using various substances. Although the Norton Anthology of English Literature may not go into depth, describing the abuse of substances that led to their early deaths, any authentic investigation will reveal these truths. In my view, it is imperative not to judge, but to be warned. Addiction is an illness, a disease, and not a flaw in the character of anyone who falls into that terrible darkness. This book is a vital, wordy warning to others who might find themselves following in the footsteps of those authors who they have admired, What writer has not said, "But 'they' abused substances and became eternally famous for the words they put together so eloquently." There are many names missing from Donald Newlove's list of the fallen, but he focuses clearly on those who he knew best, and the most riveting focus of this book is in the telling of his own story.
Shezokha
Brilliant. It was a little hard for me to get into, but once I picked up on Newlove's sometimes difficult style, he had me.

Such an in-depth, detailed, insightful, unique look at the alcoholic and the mindset that allows for turnaround into sanity and clarity. The insights into the drunken natures and fates of some of the world's greatest writers was also priceless and amazing.
Ttyr
I read this book a number of years ago. At the time I was suspicious of my own alcohol use and also was aware of my family background which was full of alcoholics. I was also writing fiction, so this book came into my life at an important time.
It caused me to reevaluate my life. So important was this book that I wrote a letter to Mr. Newlove, thanking him for his candid observations of his own situation; and he sent me a personal letter back which I still have, and look at every few years. I believe this book can be an incentive for anyone (not just writers) to look at how alcohol has, or is, affecting their life. It is not a preachy book, or a self-help book. That is why it is good. It is about a guy sitting down at a typewriter with a gallon of red wine on the floor...and going on from there.
Fenius
Those Drinking Days is probably the only book ever written that unmasks the drunken egos of so many celebrated authors--Tennessee Williams, James Joyce, Christopher Marlowe, Jack London, Kerouac, Hemingway, Faulkner, others, and Newlove's own inebriated twin, Drunkspeare. It is a story of writerly obsessions, of the alcoholic mind and of recovery. A beautifully written autobiography, history, psychological study and comedy-drama. Highly recommended for those who love literature and those struggling with a romance with alcohol and other addictions.
Dorintrius
I've spent most of the second half of my life looking for Donald Newlove. Is he dead? Is he alive? I have no idea. I only know that this book affected me profoundly when I was a blossoming writer, with grandiose ideas about the craft and about the crazy nuance of excess. No other writer tells a tale of drunken ego like Newlove, I think, because none can exert this kind of self-flaggellating honesty. A masterful, beautiful book that looks closely at all the great, drunken writers with the trained eye of one who has suffered of the same spirits. It should appeal to anyone who writes, drinks or, more likely, both.