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General Aspects Regarding the Phenomenon of Alcoholism in Literature

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In this paper we followed the links that are established between alcohol consumption and writing, and especially on how creativity and alcohol consumption are related. Thus, we will discuss the effects of drinking, as demonstrated until now, on the creative flow, and we will try to provide a substantial number of case examples of brilliant creative minds, that had been either diagnosed as being alcoholics or just known to be heavy drinkers. Our article will also comment on the general and particular theories that refer to this much discussed and somewhat controversial subject.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 57)
I. Ciobica et al., "General Aspects Regarding the Phenomenon of Alcoholism in Literature", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 57, pp. 35-41, 2015
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