The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories Themes

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Sex

Sex in some form is mentioned in every story included in Charles Bukowski's The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories. In a few it is a cursory reference. In most it is a primary ingredient in the action. Bukowski and his various autobiographical alter egos is a hedonist or sybarite, devoted to his own pleasure. His characters never raise moral questions. Sex is simply a part of life.

The stories are populated by contented prostitutes earning a living, generally careful for their physical safety in an unsafe world, and happy to please. Rarely employed, Bukowski has little to do but drink and have sex. He enjoys receiving oral sex from women and once accepts it from a man when that man begins too quickly to shoo him away. In general, if asked if he would like to receive or give oral sex with a male, he declines...

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