Notes of a Dirty Old Man Setting & Symbolism

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L.A.

Los Angeles is the home of the Open City newspaper, and thus the home of Bukowski's column, the basis for the book.

Open City

Open City is the newspaper in which Bukowski's column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, first appeared.

Boarding Room

Generally, a room within someone else's home or a room within a house of boarding rooms that is for rent by the week. Often with a communal bathroom, boarding rooms are generally thought of as the temporary residence of transients, and are the home of Bukowski through much of the book.

Camus

A writer of essays regarding World Events, and one of Bukowski's influences. Throughout the book, he references certain works by Camus that readers should learn from.

Venice Canals

The canals of Venice are where Bukowski meets with Jack Kerouac, a famous writer who helps to lift Bukowski's spirits.

The Transients

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