Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Section 25 and Section 26 Summary & Analysis

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Section 25 and Section 26 Summary and Analysis

Section 25 begins on page 131 with the words, "I call you funky Bukowski...." The rant begins with a dirty letter from a Bukowski fan. He notes that most people elevate sex to a higher level than reality, and that this is particularly true of the United States. Women with sexy bodies have power, according to Bukowski, and society is raised to know that fact. He points to beauty contestants, and tells readers to notice their faces. They are shaped right, he notes, but are ugly "beyond all essence of brutality" because there is no thought or substance. He reminds readers that these women's looks will fade, and they will be left with nothing. Bukowski himself admits he is confused by sex. He recalls an incident where he is drunk, and picks up a beautiful young prostitute and her...

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