Alcoholism and Creativity: The Case of John Schwartz

I conducted a lengthy series of regular in-depth research interviews with author of five novels, more than 300 stories, and National Book Award winner John Sheaver. Wapshot Chronicle And the Pulitzer Prize for his collection of stories. He was also the winner of the National Gold Medal, and one of the 50 members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a special institution of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

Born the son of a shoe seller and the owner of a bookstore in Queens, Massachusetts, John Schwartz has always claimed to be the son of a master of the famous and legendary school in New England – a claim that is arguably disputed (Donaldson 1988). That her father was an alcoholic and a work failure documented, but what is not generally known is that her mother also drank heavily despite her very responsible work history. Expelled from Prep School Tire Academy due to low rank, Chewer never went to college despite his vast intellectual interests.

The profession of writing

Shaver’s writing career course was very wrong. Although acclaimed for his story, and comfortably backed by income, he seeks considerable literary fame by writing novels. His novel Falconer A sacred piece of American mythology has been transformed. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The city caused him to be hospitalized in Roosevelt Hospital’s Smithers unit. After this hospitalization, and for the first time in his life, he began his commitment to alcohol anonymity and stopped drinking altogether. My research interviews with him took place over the past year Falconer Was published, and the material we discussed is directly related to his survival and his creative achievements.

Novel Falconer The incident takes place in the legendary Faulkner State Prison and a university professor is addicted to a drug called Ferragot, who has been incarcerated since the murder of his brother. The professor faces brutal treatment by other inmates, and there are many details of love and sad gay relationships in prison. Also, deep and meaningful human endeavors have been implemented. After becoming addicted to drugs in prison, Ferragot escaped in his own place by hearing the prisoner in the shroud of a dead cellmate. Absolutely escaping from all pursuers, he finally found himself in a laundromat near the bus stop, and in this normal and physically cleansing setting, he gained insight and a new sense of compassion and freedom. Experiencing. Obviously, this is the story of resurrection and redemption.

In our discussion of the novel’s roots, Schwartz pointed out that he wrote more than 20 stories about siblings, and that these siblings were usually engaged in his work. He said the novel was just another “passing through scene”, but, he insisted, the only one in which a brother’s murder took place. In other stories, a brother hits another on the head, or hits another, trying to injure him in some way. As we explored the roots of the story, he painfully admitted to me that for a long time he had shared feelings about his brother Fred.

Partial progress towards insight with writing

In the making of literature, the gradual discovery of unconscious processes and possible progress towards insight is weak and may deteriorate. Because progress without any real support or help from someone like a therapist, it may be too short of a goal. It is not a form of therapy and may be only partial rather than complete insight into what really happens.

I believe Schwartz began to pass himself off in the past Ballet ParkImmediately before the novel Falconer. His love for his brother was accompanied by intense animosity, jealousy, enmity and unconsciously deadly feelings, and in writing this novel, he was closer than ever to fully discovering these threatening effects. Instead of killing a brother – or a character like a brother – in any case, Ballet Park He had portrayed the murder of the symbolic brother’s young son. I believe that is why he came close at this time to recognize the unconscious murderous hopes and feelings towards his brother but could not really surrender them to himself.

Then, at the time of his revelation while drinking, he went to live in Boston for the first time since his youth. His brother Fred lived there at the time, and he and Fred (who was actually married to John’s friend) had seen each other more than many years. This close relationship with his brother intensified Shaver’s guilt over his persistent but unacceptable hostile and murderous feelings. Ultimately, with his return from alcoholism, there was ample evidence of the insight and acceptance of these feelings. He seems to have gained insights through Alcoholics Anonymous and his experiences leading to his final release from Roosevelt Hospital. Earlier, his controversy over his feelings towards his brother both fueled his alcoholism and halted his creative work in the novel.

Shaver was only able to return to work in the novel Falconer After he was released from the Smiths Rehabilitation Department, a novel that directly portrayed an enlightened man who had been imprisoned from the beginning. The story of Jail’s novel is parallel to his experience in the hospital, where he feels a sense of punishment (for his hostile feelings) as well as a sense of care.

Shaver’s creative and alcoholic approach was as follows: In his writings he once again returns to the subject of enmity with his brother and his literary efforts to find and deal with his personal unacceptable feelings. The struggle was one of the dynamics. He gave strength to his work. When finally, the hostile and murderous feelings towards his brother came close to the surface and threatened to ignore him, as they did by writing the final murder. Ballet Park, He increasingly turned to alcohol for comfort and relaxation. This has created a normal alcoholic vicious cycle where the drug requires a lot of absorption to produce the desired poisoning effects. Eventually, he went on a therapy program that helped him stop drinking and at the same time continue to express his feelings towards his brother while writing his novel. Falconer. He, at this time, implemented a healthy creative homeopathic process (Actively imagining two or more separate entities occupying the same space, a concept that leads to the expression of new identities) In the last plot of the novel the experience of freeing oneself and his captives and gaining insights into the literary landloom. The involvement of a successful, healthy struggle in the creative process at that time produced a very successful work of art.

Although a number of well-known authors around the world have been drinking heavily for a long time, including several Nobel Prize winners, healthcare, alcohol, drugs, and other psychological aids are important factors in meaningful creativity. .

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