Introduction (Identities & Issues in Literature)
Study of alcohol-related literary works may be enriched by an understanding of how alcohol dependence affects the creative process. In reading the work of an alcoholic writer, a perceptive reader will not only discover some of the more common truths about the human condition (which are implicit in the work of any good writer), but also learn about the pathology, the compulsions, and the fears that are such a part of the alcoholic perspective.
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