Literary Rogues

A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors

Shaffer, Andrew

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Literary Rogues
Rock stars, rappers, and actors haven't always had a monopoly on misbehaving. There was a time when authors fought with both words and fists, a time when poets were the ones living fast and dying young. This witty, insightful and wildly entertaining narrative profiles the literary greats who wrote generation-defining classics such as The Great Gatsby and On the Road while living and loving like hedonistic rock icons, who were as likely to go on epic benders as they were to hit the bestseller lists. Literary Rogues turns back the clock to consider these historical (and, in some cases, living) legends, including Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Hunter S. Thompson, and Bret Easton Ellis. Brimmming with fascinating research, Literary Rogues is part nostalgia, part literary analysis, and a wholly raucous celebration of brilliant writers and their occasionally troubled legacies - Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0062077287
Characteristics: xvi, 297 p. ;,21 cm


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Aug 03, 2014
  • MOommen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Could not put this down - well-written & hilarious.

Jul 09, 2013
  • mrmervis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fun read about the troubles of authors.


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