Hollywood Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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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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