Notes Of A Dirty Old Man

Notes Of A Dirty Old Man

eBook - 2013
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A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book. "People come to my door--too many of them really--and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk . . . . drink half the night. A long distance operator from Newburgh, N.Y. sends me money. She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well. I hear from a madman who calls himself 'King Arthur' and lives on Vine Street in Hollywood and wants to help me write my column. A doctor comes to my door: 'I read your column and think I can help you. I used to be a psychiatrist.' I send him away . . ."
Publisher: [United States] : City Lights Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9780872866379
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Jul 29, 2014

This collection of stories is the very definition of madness, I felt every bit of pages 45-51, that story hit me particularly hard, where the lover hangs out. Hank is an always will be my hero, in the absence of one.

Jun 29, 2014

great read for the weak of heart!

Oct 02, 2012

a good read, though it is typical of this beat author-in your face, shocking at times ,crude and a rollicking story.


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