Tales of Ordinary Madness - Study Guide The Great Zen Wedding Summary & Analysis

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The Great Zen Wedding Summary

Bukowski arrives at the wedding of his friends Hollis and Roy, wearing a necktie and bearing a wrapped wedding present. As the other guests arrive, Bukowski sees that he is the only man in a tie, and that nobody else has brought a gift for the couple. He begins to drink heavily with his friend Harvey, who tries to discuss writing with Bukowski. The other guests are mostly hippies, intellectuals, and vagrants.

The Zen Master arrives and performs the ceremony. Bukowski is amazed by how thin the Zen Master's ears are, and decides that he must have them. After the service, Bukowski is the only guest to congratulate the couple, and the only guest to thank the Zen Master. He follows the holy man outside and demands his ears or his outfit. The Zen Master defends himself against Bukowski and leaves...

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