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James Joyce's Alcoholism
A look at the impact of drinking on James Joyce's work and personal life.
# 122961 | 250 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (World) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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This paper analyzes the excessive drinking and its consequences of author James Joyce. It is concluded that his alcoholism was detrimental to his social life and physical health, rather than being simply charming, as author Brenda Maddox implies in her biography of Joyce's wife, Nora.

From the Paper:

"James Joyce was a great writer and an alcoholic. How much the excessive drinking of Joyce and other notable authors such as Dylan Thomas, Ernest Hemingway and Charles Bukowski has led aspiring writers to the bottle in a vain effort to help their writing will never be known. While Brenda Maddox's account of Joyce's drinking problem makes it sometimes seem charming, she writes he was never at any time a belligerent drunk and that many who knew him found his drunkenness amusing. She also shows..."

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