This chapter discusses representations of alcohol use in literature. From the earliest times, songs of drinkers have praised the fermentations of grain and grape; narratives have invented deities who hypostasize the emotions unleashed by wine or beer; dramas in Greece have been performed to honour Dionysus, the spirit of creativity that sparked the plays themselves. “The Big Fix,” by Tracy Helton Mitchell Books On Alcohol Abuse For Women. A famous drinker himself, Amis considers this question in his Memoirs, and – comparing writers to actors – suggests "displaced stage fright as a cause of literary alcoholism. The characters in the story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, for instance, were heavily intoxicated throughout the work. A woman’s recovery can present its challenges, so it can be helpful to pay attention to the literature only for women. For some women, heavy drinking can be a more serious problem than for men because women sometimes become alcohol addicted faster. In literature, the presence of alcohol can play a fundamental role in guiding the themes and perspectives within a given narrative.