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The Lost Weekend By Charles Jackson Don Birnam is a sensitive, charming and well read man Yet when left alone for a few days by his brother, he struggles with his overwhelming desire for alcohol, succumbs to it and, in the resulting prolonged agony, goes over much of his life up to and including the lost weekend So powerful and understanding that many readers will find themselves riveted to their chairs unDon Birnam is a sensitive, charming and well read man Yet when left alone for a few days by his brother, he struggles with his overwhelming desire for alcohol, succumbs to it and, in the resulting prolonged agony, goes over much of his life up to and including the lost weekend So powerful and understanding that many readers will find themselves riveted to their chairs until the end.A mystery story, a horror story and a revelation of the forces that can move a man a journey into fear, into the abyss Saturday Review of Literature
Charles Jackson was born in 1903 into a wholly dysfunctional family in Summit, New Jersey His father skipped out on the family when he was 10 and the boy completed his elementary education in Newark, then began college at Syracuse University but abruptly quit Despite never completing college, Jackson had a passion for literature and at various times into the late 1920s found himself working at bookstores, editing weekly newspapers and taking various jobs in repertory theaters He was well versed in William Shakespeare and, by all accounts, possessed a brilliant if unfocused mind but he was also fond of alcohol and was tormented by sexual ambivalence Clearly Jackson was inclined toward homosexuality but found himself unable to accept the fact He contracted tuberculosis in 1927 and while recovering in a Pennsylvania sanitarium, read Thomas Mann s The Magic Mountain and decided to move to Europe Jackson spent a year in Switzerland and on the French Riviera drinking heavily and in poor health Upon his return to New York he obtained work at CBS Radio as a staff writer and eventually married an editor at Fortune Magazine, Rhoda Booth The years prior to WW2 were his most productive, and although dogged by alcoholism, he knocked out several well received short stories including, Palm Sunday, and Rachel s Summer before creating his most famous novel, The Lost Weekend Farrar and Rinehart 1944 The book is essentially Charles Jackson as protagonist Don Birnam on a four day weekend bender in 1936 Remarkably, it contains several insights into his own tormented psyche and provides strong hints into events that occurred in his own life Birnam is ejected from a fraternity over an infatuation with an upper classman and, while not shying away from his addiction, permits himself to be seen as worthy of some sort of redemption which can never be achieved The book met with excellent reviews and became a best seller, thanks to being chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection No one was shocked, however, than Jackson when Paramount Pictures bought the film rights on the urging of its star director Billy Wilder, who had read the book on a cross country train trip.The movie was a huge hit and garnered 4 Oscars Moreover, the proceeds from the book and film provided Jackson with a lifelong income He continued to write sporadically over the next 24 years, publishing his final novel, A Second Hand Life in 1967 Sadly, Jackson never escaped the grip of alcoholism and whatever private torments he carried from within, committing suicide in 1968.
The Lost Weekend By Charles Jackson
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