Books on Drinking, Fucking, and Traveling: A Historical Perspective

Every generation likes to think they invented drinking, fucking, and traveling; but in point of fact, these have been staples of literature pretty much since books were invented.

Here's a series of posts wherein I flexed my degree in English literature to discuss the history of books on that subject.

SOME HISTORICAL LITERARY PERSPECTIVE ON DRINKING, FUCKING, AND TRAVELING -- In which I examine THE CANTERBURY TALES, CANDIDE, and GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

MORE BOOKS ABOUT DRINKING, FUCKING, AND TRAVELING (1900 - 1950) -- In which I examine the work of Jerome K. Jerome, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scot Fitzgerald, and Graham Greene

EVEN MORE BOOKS ABOUT DRINKING, FUCKING, AND TRAVELING (SPECIAL BEATNIK EDITION) -- In which I examine the life and work of hep cats Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs

BOOKS ABOUT DRINKING FUCKING AND TRAVELING: THE 70s, BUKOWSKI, THOMPSON, AND THEROUX - In which I examine what happens when the idealism of the 60s collapses into bitterness and dissolution in the works of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Paul Theroux.

BOOKS ABOUT DRINKING FUCKING AND TRAVELING: SPECIAL ANNOYING 90s CHICKS EDITION - In which I explore the 90s world of tattoos, abortion-sex, and heroin with Emer Martin, Jillian Lauren, and Cheryl Strayed.



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