The Sound and the Fury writer William Faulkner was known for going on a bender after completing a writing project.
One alcoholic binge even caused the author to badly burn himself on a radiator.
Despite his occasional struggles with the bottle, Faulkner threw himself into his work and even used it as a way to overcome a hangover.
During a 1957 reading, he explained,“I think that — that anyone, the painter, the musician, the writer works in a — a kind of an— an insane fury. He’s demon-driven. He can get up feeling rotten, with a hangover, or with — with actual pain, and — and if he gets to work, the first thing he knows, he don’t remember that pain, that hangover — he’s too busy.”