[lit-ideas] Writing while drinking

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 22:34:53 -0400

Andy: proves that drinkers like to drink.

There's an entire chapter on this in Walker Percy's _Lost in the Cosmos: the last self-help book_.

It's a very good book, and gives insights into many of Percy's novels.

In very small part, he wrote: writers are in the front line of sensibility, like the canaries miners take down in the shafts to test the air. Also, writers are the "Protestants" of art, with nothing but their Scripto pencils and Blue-Horse tablets; painters are the "Catholics," with concrete intermediaries, clay, paint, models, fruit, landscape, etc. This is why writers drink more and painters live longer.

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