"Enemy in the Mouth"

Sinclair, Upton
March 1955
New Republic;3/21/55, Vol. 132 Issue 12, p21
The article discusses authors book on alcoholic writers. The author has put the tragic stories of fifty alcoholic writers into a book, which is terrible but rigidly truthful. The suicide rate among them was ten times that of the American people and their life spans, averaged, reveal that they lost fifteen years by their slavery to John Barleycorn. Author spent a year and a half and several thousand dollars, writing, checking, revising, mimeographing and submitting it to leading editors and publishers.


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