The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend

Book - 2013
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The classic tale of one man's struggle with alcoholism, this revolutionary novel remains Charles Jackson's best-known book--a daring autobiographical work that paved the way for contemporary addiction literature.

It is 1936, and on the East Side of Manhattan, a would-be writer named Don Birnam decides to have a drink. And then another, and then another, until he's in the midst of what becomes a five-day binge. The Lost Weekend moves with unstoppable speed, propelled by a heartbreaking but unflinching truth. It catapulted Charles Jackson to fame, and endures as an acute study of the ravages of alcoholism, as well as an unforgettable parable of the condition of the modern man.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books : 2013
Edition: First Vintage Books edition
ISBN: 9780307948717
Branch Call Number: F Jac


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Jan 14, 2011

one of the great books about alcohol enslavement and the compleat self delusion it entails. the other book would be the drinker by fallada.


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