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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We all know that type of old man, a blunt and sarcastic one who have seen it all and tired of all the bullshit. At times, you could even say this read is entertaining, but what it is all the time, is disturbingly honest, ugly – real. There is a sequence in "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" where a painting instructor gives a young Bukowski brushes and paints (he didn't bring his own), and instructs him to paint a vase, just like his classmates. Bukowski is so unflinchingly honest about everything, so don't read this if you can't handle the truth.

Without taking his eyes from that nonexistent spot straight ahead, he reaches into the inside pocket of his coat and takes out a small object. It is one of the more serious parts of the book, on war and politics: “Revolution sounds very romantic, you know, but it ain’t.I‘m not really sure why it was compiled at all (way back in 1969) unless Essex House (who published a lot of erotica) was looking for the vastest spread of sex stories possible.

At one point, Bukowski states that he is aware that his narration is switching between tenses, and tells the reader that, if they care, they can "shove a nipple up their scrotum.

Oyy ok let’s get this wrapping up, I’m rambling which means I had a lot of thoughts and didn’t know how to frame them. 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.

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