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Notes of a Dirty Old Man Summary
Charles Bukowski

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man Summary

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man, by Charles Bukowski, is a combination of poetry and short stories that not only shocks the senses but enlightens the mind. Bukowski, a self proclaimed alcoholic, womanizer, and rebel, writes his prose in a way that is honest, pure, raw, and sensual, while being crass and heartless at the same time. The works in this book are actually articles Bukowski wrote for his column of the same title in a newspaper in L.A. called Open City. As Bukowski himself explains, many were written while intoxicated, and most contain a blend of true experiences and the darker portion of Bukowski's mind. The stories follow Bukowski around the country as he writes his work, drinks, stays in boarding houses, and experiences the darkest corners of humanity. Along the way, however, readers see a light in Bukowski that is well hidden, but that creates...

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