One novel on the list:
The Power and the Glory, by Graham GreeneRead about all ten episodes of drunkenness on Mullan's list.
This is boozing as a heroic sign of humanity. Greene's "whisky priest" needs brandy to keep himself brave. He is drunk for much of the novel. "A little drink will work wonders in a cowardly man. With a little brandy, why I'd defy the devil."