In Vino Veritas…?: Background information when reading Headhunters on My Doorstep

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Headhunters on My Doorstep

A True Treasure Island Ghost Story

by J. Maarten Troost

Headhunters on My Doorstep by J. Maarten Troost
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2013, 304 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2014, 304 pages

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In Vino Veritas…?

Pen in wine glassThe list is long: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Marcel Proust, Charles Baudelaire, Jack London, F Scott Fitzgerald, Philip K. Dick, Edna St. Vincent Millay, O. Henry, William Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Jack Kerouac, Dorothy Parker, Tennessee Williams…and many more. American writers Eugene O'Neill, Sinclair Lewis, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner were alcoholics who won Nobel Prizes in literature. In some minds, alcohol and drug addictions have become synonymous with famous writers and other artists. This raises the question about whether intoxicants enhance one's creativity or whether these troubled artists produced great work in spite of their deep sickness of body, mind, and spirit.

Pearl Buck, another Nobel laureate, wrote: "The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive…By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating." While many sensitive people ...

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