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You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense Summary
Charles Bukowski

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Chinaskiappears in All poems

Chinaski is Charles Bukowski's alter ego, a misogynistic, crude poet with a cultish following. Chinaski's biography is identical to Bukowski's making him and the poet interchangeable in most respects. He is the narrator of the collection.

Chinaski grows up during the Depression and is known in his youth as a bullying jerk. He is not a man with an incredible amount of empathy, particularly toward women like his friend Mary Lou. By 17, he and his buddies are drinking and taking regular trips down to Mexico. Chinaski disappoints his father by moving away and becoming a writer, a profession that the father regards as useless.

Eventually settling in New Orleans, Chinaski cannot get published. He begins to starve, losing thirty pounds. At some point he resolves to give up writing for a while, take a series of menial jobs, and focus on drinking. He works...

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