Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Section 19 and Section 20 Summary & Analysis

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Section 19 and Section 20 Summary and Analysis

Section 19 begins on page 98 with the words, "it was last Monday a.m...." Bukowski finds himself at a party with an older gentleman who is an editor, and the two talk all night. Bukowski leaves and finds a woman with car troubles, and notices as he glances in that she is not wearing any pants or skirt. He entices her back to his apartment, and the two drink as she talks about her abusive husband, Frank. After conversation, the two make love, fall asleep, and make love again upon waking. Bukowski pretends to fall asleep as he sees the woman get up and dress. He is saddened as she leaves. He realizes he contributes to the horribleness of the world, but still rises to make sure she has not stolen his wallet. Again, Bukowski shows a somewhat...

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