literary inspiration

james baldwin (1924-1987): alcohol

francois sagan (1935-2004): alcohol, lots of drugs

Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961): Booze

 Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967): Alcohol

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962): Alcohol
 all photos and titles via life

life ran a photo piece called famous literary drunks & addicts. it's incredible and bizarre.  beyond the decision to highlight this part of the literary culture, there is also the choice of titles. the subtitles posted above, are taken directly from the life piece. i love the inconsistencies--parker and baldwin are alcohol, hemingway is booze, sagan, lots of drugs.
and then, there's hunter s thompson:

Hunter S. Thompson (1937 - 2005): Everything

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