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Charles Bukowski Spit In My Face

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Kindle Edition, 28 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1982)
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Ralph
Jul 14, 2014 Ralph rated it it was amazing
Shelves: writing
If David Barker did not exist, Charles Bukowski would have to invent him. Bukowski is, of course, the German-born writer who became the adopted son of Los Angeles, after decades of being its red-headed stepchild. He was the original Angry Old Man and "Poet Laureate of Skid Row," an unfortunate term, and insulting to someone who rejected society as much it rejected him, but his life was crappy anyway, so what is one more jab in his bloodshot eye?

The time period of this short memoir is 1972, back
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David Barker
Dec 08, 2012 David Barker added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Here are two 5 star reviews from Amazon:

A surprising gem, April 22, 2012
By Jill C. Nelson

This review is from: Charles Bukowski Spit In My Face: A Memoir (Kindle Edition)

David Barker's memoir is a beautifully crafted and ballsy account of his encounters with one of the most inspiring and intimidating writers and poets of our time. Barker's reflection is authentic, rich and honest culminating not only in personal revelation, but also acceptance as a writer and as a human being. "Spit in My Face"
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Anthony Valencia
Mar 12, 2014 Anthony Valencia rated it liked it
A fair read

It was a decent time killer. Though, I believe this man holds too much weight in this one singular moment. As if this were his one claim to fame, and by god he is gonna tell it.
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“What I am talking about is the arrogance of the few pompous pissants who really think they're something special because they have a little money, a little privileged knowledge, or because they know the right people. They can be the most arrogant bastards of all. I doubt there's much chance of them misunderstanding me this time. I think they'll know who they are, if and when they read this.   So how now brown cow. I'll just sit back and wait for them to start howling again.   David Barker August 1984” 0 likes
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