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04/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Drunks And Drug Addicts Of Literature (PHOTOS, POLL)

A few weeks ago, LIFE set up a gallery of the biggest drunks and drug addicts in literature. It's no secret that many of the greatest authors throughout history have had some serious problems with substance abuse, but which were the worst? And did it affect their writing?

Check out LIFE's gallery for a more exhaustive list.

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Literary Drunks and Drug Addicts