Drinking may be caused by many situations towards authors as they write or even they write. To me I believe that they had an alcohol problem because, they were lonely, even to block an escape from their own minds, and the most important was a tool to cure their emotional hardships that they had endured while being an author. Some authors may go through situations in their childhood life or even in their adult life. For example Edgar Allan Poe and Vincent Van Gogh; they both had suffered emotional and depressed and they both where artistic and literary geniuses.
There can be many situations for an author to