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William Butler Yeats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Authors Inherently Famous For Drug/Alcohol (Ab)use
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William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and, along ...more

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Aldous Huxley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Authors Inherently Famous For Drug/Alcohol (Ab)use
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Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family. He was best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, and for non-fiction books, such as The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic ...more

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William S. Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Authors Inherently Famous For Drug/Alcohol (Ab)use
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William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative ...more

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Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Authors Inherently Famous For Drug/Alcohol (Ab)use
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Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem "Howl", in which he ...more

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