You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense - Pp. 155-174 Summary & Analysis

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Pp. 155-174 Summary

Chinaski once again responds to his critics in "some suggestions." He tires of being called "the world's greatest living writer," preferring instead to be its greatest "pool player," "horseplayer," or "fucker" (p. 155).

"invasion" is a surreal narrative poem. Chinaski is constantly interrupted by rumblings and movement in his room. It is keeping him awake. Large cat droppings appear in the morning, but his cats are house broken. He is confused until one night while reading the paper he notices a lion in his bedroom doorway. The lion walks down the stairway, and Chinaski stalks behind it with a baseball bat. The lion leaps through the glass screen doors facing the street and disappears into the night. Chinaski is dumbstruck. Then, he hears a scream from outside, and turns to seal himself up in the bedroom. Three lion cubs come down the stairs and go outside...

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