Most of the writers are from the 20th century modern era, but all of them have alcohol and other addictions in common. Here is a list of the 10 most famous alcoholic writers of all time.
Like, many other writers Bukowski had a lifelong romance with alcohol. He never referred to his drinking habit as a problem.
Often referred to as the pioneer of the detective genre, the writer of The Tell-Tale Heart became an alcoholic most notably after the demise of his wife Virginia.
The author of The Great Gatsby became addicted to alcohol at a very early age. His addiction worsened during his stay in Paris.
The author of Dubliners presented the escape and release from the stern morality of the Catholic regime that controlled the norms of Irish culture.
The poet of “One Perfect Rose”, Dorothy Parker suffered from alcohol addiction and depression. During her later years, she committed to a sanitarium to “dry out.”
Jack Kerouac’s favourite tipple was a margarita, and he was a huge fan of tequila. His popular drinking buddies were Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs.
Hunter S. Thompson had a custom of the addictive substance of consumption daily, throughout the day.
“Civilization begins with distillation.” – The Sound and the Fury writer William Faulkner used to binge drink where he would lock himself in a hotel and drink for days.
The author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s drinking habit later in life is said to have had a precedent in the struggle of his mother’s alcohol addiction.
If you know Hemingway, you know about his drinking habits. The Old Man and the Sea writer liked to drink so much that Philip Greene wrote To Have and Have Another.