Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Section 32 and Section 33 Summary & Analysis

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Section 32 and Section 33 Summary and Analysis

Section 32 begins on page 165 with the words, "Scribbling on shirt cardboards...." Here Bukowski lists off random thoughts written on shirt cardboards during a two day drunken spell. Most have to do with addiction, relationships between men and women, God, death, and intelligence. While very short, this section does surmise much of Bukowski's writing topics, and shows the thoughts that circle in his head while drinking. Section 33 begins on page 166 with the words, "well, here's your Christmas story, little children." Bukowski and his friend Lou are drinking, and working out a plan to rob someone. Lou believes Bukowski can go to a bar, find a rich man, bullshit with him all night, and at close, lead him to an alley where Lou will be waiting with a baseball bat. That evening, Bukowski finds a man in the bar...

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