Notes of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski

Notes of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski

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The stories tend to get disgusting, but if you dig deep enough in the shit that the author presents, you are able to find the harsh truth.

Just wondering if someone else could provide me with an alternative perspective and perhaps make me appreciate it more. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It is not what I have expected from this book, but I suppose the most beautiful words of Bukowski were found within all the chaos, which makes sense. A few times, generous people who admire his writings will allow him to stay with them rent free, though he does not understand why people enjoy his writings so much.I broke programming, (honestly it never worked too well on me), but I forgot to amend my overlooking of Bukowski. This isn't a review, it's just a long winded reminder to myself about what I've read as I have a habit of forgetting certain specifics of a book after reading it. As the title suggests, these are notes, and the man penning them is dirty minded and getting on in life.

During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971), Factotum (1975), Women (1979) and Pulp (1994) all available from Virgin Books. For instance his shirt cardboard reflections, 'if you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence', in other societies and circles, the test of friendship would not be so extreme, but in Bukowski's world, a jail sentence would suffice as best a test of friendship as you can get. I moved out of my father's house the year prior, inadvertently isolated myself from most of my friends, got a soul-draining job in retail, and fallen into a bit of depression (which hardly anyone noticed). And not even because it was nasty or creepy (because let's face it, despite panic attacks and crap, I made it through Brett Easton Ellis' American Psycho and if I can get through that, I think I can get through any book). During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971), Factotum (1975) and Pulp (1994), all available from Virgin Books.I was expecting something witty and intelligent, what I got was violent, crude, misogynistic and highly unpleasant, in the beginning at least. My original review did not emphasize enough the amount of pain Bukowski probably brought into the world through his actions. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Bukowski mixes his prose with personal anecdotes and downright ridiculous absurdity, like a train wreck of thought. And who are admired by the ignorant as witch men with cure when most of the time they don’t know their own arsehair from celery shreds.

He also exposes things some might wish they had never seen--prostitution, murder, abuse, rape, suicide, suicide by alcoholism, even necrophilia. This collection of Bukowski’s columns for an underground LA newspaper epitomises his style of gritty realism.Bukowski became numb from the pain and began isolating himself from everyone around him, even other children at school.

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