This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Chinaskiappears in All poems - This character is a crude poet with a cult following.
Chinaski's Fatherappears in retired, my non-ambitious ambition, education - This character is an all-American man featured prominently in several poems.
Chinaski's Motherappears in education - This character is a meek, quiet woman who is easily overpowered by larger personalities.
Janeappears in bumming the Jane, I thought the stuff tasted worse than usua - This character is the protagonist's lover during much of his decade-long hiatus from writing.
Chinaski's Wifeappears in zero, supposedly famous, it's funny, isn't...
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