Notes of a Dirty Old Man Topics for Discussion

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Charles Bukowski's work is written with himself as one of the primary characters, and in a way that suggests autobiographical stories. Do you believe Bukowski has experienced the situations within his stories, or do you think they are fictional? Explain your answer, using examples from the book.

Bukowski writes of a number of different woman throughout his stories. What do you think Bukowski's true opinion of women is? Use examples from the book.

In several stories, Bukowski makes comments about revolution being a romantic idea, but not practical for general use. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?

Bukowski states in section 9 that he often finds himself being a jumping point for other writers, in that before others write about a topic, he feels he must first guide them with his own work. Do you believe this is the case, or do...

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