John Fante





John Fante

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born
in Boulder, Colorado, The United States
April 08, 1909

died
May 08, 1983

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Fante's early years were spent in relative poverty. The son of an Italian born father, Nicola Fante, and an Italian-American mother, Mary Capolungo, Fante was educated in various Catholic schools in Boulder, Colorado and briefly attended the University of Colorado.

In 1929, he dropped out of college and moved to Southern California to concentrate on his writing. He lived and worked in Wilmington, Long Beach, and in the Bunker Hill district of downtown Los Angeles, California.

He is known to be one of the first writers to portray the tough times faced by many writers in L.A. His work and style has influenced such similar authors as "Poet Laureate of Skid Row" Charles Bukowski and influential beat writer Jack Kerouac. He was proclaimed by Time
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“Almighty God, I am sorry I am now an atheist, but have You read Nietzsche?”
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“You are nobody, and I might have been somebody, and the road to each of us is love.”
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“I have wanted women whose very shoes are worth all I have ever possessed.”
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