High Spirits: A Round of Drinking Stories

Stevens, Karen and Taylor, Jonathan (2018) High Spirits: A Round of Drinking Stories. Valley Press, Scarborough, UK, pp. 9-36. ISBN 9781912436125

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Abstract

Drinking stories are told by drunks, or about drunks; they are told in pubs, or set in pubs. They are stories where people drink, and stories which somehow induce a sense of drunkenness in readers and listeners. Anton Chekhov may or may not have drunkenly compared the experience of reading a short story to downing a shot of vodka, and F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed that a good short story could “be written on a bottle.” Here is a collection of contemporary short stories written on and about bottles – stories about the comedies, tragedies, pleasures, pains and horrors of alcohol – all of which can be downed like (and perhaps with) a glass of vodka.

Edited with an introduction by Karen Stevens and Jonathan Taylor, contributors include some of the best short story writers in the UK today: Judith Allnatt, Jenn Ashworth, Desmond Barry, Laurie Cusack, Louis de Bernières, Jane Feaver, Cathy Galvin, Alison Moore, Kate North, Bethan Roberts, Jane Roberts, Hannah Stevens, Michael Stewart, David Swann, Melanie Whipman and Sue Wilsea.

Winner, "Best Anthology" at the Saboteur Awards 2019.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN3311 Prose
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Departments > English and Creative Writing
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Depositing User: Karen Stevens
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2021 10:42
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2021 10:43
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5607

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