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  • Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:00:00    Permalink
    Why We Can Stop Reading Charles Bukowski

    In certain cases, the persona of the writer outsizes the body of writing itself. There are few examples of this clearer than the one set by the poet and novelist Charles Bukowski. He committed to his pages the environment he knew best—that of lowlifes, the forgotten, and the destitute. This sort of life—with all its modest adventures to be found in saloons, motels, booze, and sex—has captivated the adolescent mind for years. And it should not surprise us that these readers are the chief reason Bukowski is kept alive at all.

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