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You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense Themes

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Solitude is Contentment

True to the title of the work, You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense is a portrait of an artist who has discovered his preferred existence: one of utter solitude. In poem after poem, Chinaski is aggrieved by the uselessness of other people, from the long-haired girl of "the lady in the castle" to the entire bourgeois crowd of "it's funny, isn't it? #1."

in contrast to this is Chinaski's love for moments of quiet. This is most overtly expressed in "party's over," where he revels in the peace after throwing everyone out of his house, and "this," where he loves his typewriter more than any woman he can imagine. The recurring image of these poems is of a man cloistering himself off in bed or at his typewriter after some violent event. Normally this event involves a woman that either does or...

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