Notes of a Dirty Old Man Characters

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Charles Bukowski

A self proclaimed alcoholic and deviant, Charles Bukowski is the author of the book, and the main character in many of the stories. Shown through different sections as a lover, companion, rebel, deviant, womanizer, husband, father, and simple transient, Charles Bukowski's character is clearly complex, and varies based on his position in life at the time of the experience. Described as not particularly handsome, about six feet in height and very thin in frame, Bukowski's relations with women are often single night events, or doomed to failure due to his wandering nature. As a companion, Bukowski is clearly caring and compassionate, but because of his lifestyle, he has very few friends outside of the writing industry. He appears often as a philosopher of modern times, as his rants often include foul language and deviant behaviors. However, his style also shows high intellect and a passion for the...

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