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Visceral Bukowski: Inside the Sniper Landscape of L.A. Writers
Cultural Writing. VISCERAL BUKOWSKI is a memoir of a 20-year friendship with deep insights into the personal life of Charles Bukowski and the city of Los Angeles. Here are clear chapters on childhood friends, Bukowski's flirtation with Nazism, how Pleasants and Bukowski together rediscover John Fante, adventures in Hollywood, the women, the jobs, the booze and the writing; ...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Sun Dog Press
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Pleasants is the authorized biographer of Charles Bukowski, or so he claims. Bukowski wasn't the sort of person who would appoint an official biographer, and this book isn't exactly a biography. It's more like a memoir about Pleasants' relationship with Bukowski, who was a long-time friend. The truth is, as comes through in this book, that Pleasants is a Bukowski wannabe, and something of a court jester. For example, there's the story at the beginning of the book where Bukowski took Pleasants ...more