The Hemingway Defense – The Role of Substance Abuse in Writing

In his work The Wound and the Bow, Edmund Wilson discusses the relationship between art and madness. He has said, “genius and disease, like strength and mutation, may be inextricably bound up together”. The lives of many great American novelists seem to support this theory; in the lives of Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway we find … Continue reading The Hemingway Defense – The Role of Substance Abuse in Writing