A series of talks
Some say, literature is located at the bottom of a bottle. It would not be far-fetched to present a view of contemporary literature through alcohol addiction. Up to the Romantic Era, we are mostly guided by literary references. However, from that period onwards, we can count on various types of data, namely biographical, historic and sociological, that allow us to offer a clear overview of a topic full of anecdotes. Although alcohol-related literature is scarce, there have been hundreds of alcohol addicted writers throughout the ages. From Herodotus to Bukovsky and including Poe, Rubén Darío, Alfred Jarry, Neruda, Hemingway, Lowry, Onetti, Dylan Thomas, Chandler or Cendrars.
Javier Barreiro, a writer and literature professor, has published 36 books and over 600 articles.
29/11/2011 (18:00 h)
Dates 08/12/2011 (18:00 h)
LocationInstituto Cervantes - Café Literario
Lincoln House, Lincoln Place
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