Part 1 - Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4
• "Hollywood: A Novel by Charles Bukowski" is a barely fictionalized memoir of the film "Barfly."
• Chisanski is a representation of the author Bukowski.
• The book is a satire about Hollywood's excesses, attitudes, and self obsession, while exploring themes related to the nature and craft of writing.
• Part 1 begins with Hank Chisanski getting a phone call from Jon about a screenwriting job.
• Hank and his wife Sarah go to Jon's home, via the marina and boat.
• Hank and Sarah meet opera director Paul Renoir.
• Throughout the rest of Part 1, Hank and Sarah attend various functions in which they meet famous individuals who reflect real famous people from the time period.
• Each character seems to be quite important, but in consideration of the novel as a whole, each one is quite insignificant.
• French actor Racine wants Jon and Hank to write his screenplay, but Jon indicates...
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