Mark Twain, the drunken father of American literature

If there was ever a functioning drunkard it must have been Mark Twain (1835-1910). In our list of historical drunks there are some  examples of troubled minds, but that was absolutely not the case for this American author. Fellow writer and heavy drinker William Faulkner would describe Twain as ‘The Father of American Literature’. His…

One brilliant hangover description in literature

We know that the curse of the hangover is hard to describe with words. Once you live through this hell, you know that language is insufficient to depict your suffering. We have tried it before. But Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov was eloquent enough to describe in detail the heavy hangover of Stepan Likhodeev from the novel…