Genius and Heroin The Illustrated Catalogue of Creativity, Obsession, and Reckless Abandon Through the Ages

ISBN-10: 0061466417

ISBN-13: 9780061466410

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michael Largo

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What is the price of brilliance?Why are so many creative geniuses also ruinously self-destructive? From Caravaggio to Jackson Pollack, from Arthur Rimbaud to Jack Kerouac, from Charlie Parker to Janis Joplin, to Kurt Cobain, and on and on, authors and artists throughout history have binged, pill-popped, injected, or poisoned themselves for their art. Fully illustrated and addictively readable, Genius and Heroin is the indispensable reference to the untidy lives of our greatest artists and thinkers, entertainingly chronicling how the notoriously creative lived and died-whether their ultimate downfalls were the result of opiates, alcohol, pot, absinthe, or the slow-motion suicide of obsession.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Michael Largo and his family live in Florida with a dog, a parrot, two turtles, a pair of canaries, and a tank of fish. The former editor of New York Poetry and the researcher and archivist for the film company Allied Artists, Michael is the award-winning author of four offbeat reference books and three novels.

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