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More Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
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Jan 23, 13

Read from August 17, 2011 to January 23, 2013

"Proving that misanthropic and humanitarian are two sides of the same tarnished coin and that stagnation and metamorphosis are equally related, this collection arcs subtly from the banal side of addiction to the most extreme forms of love and hate. Bukowski's prose is still relevant, still shocking, still transcendent."-- Publishers Weekly, 8/1/2011

"In another installment of his essays and ramblings, City Lights press have surely come up with a winner. These are essentially Bukowski's articles for John Bryan's Open City Press, for Nola Express, for the Los Angeles Free Press. His early reputation, as a cult writer around Los Angeles, is partially built upon these iconoclastic columns where they gave him cart blanche to write whatever came into his head, and he invariably did just that. Even today some of his articles come across as quite shocking after all these years." -- Beat Scene Magazine

"He's been gone since 1994, but Charles Bukowski continues to fascinate us. His tales of sex, drugs,and booze, and more sex, drugs, and booze, ad infinitum, resonate a lurid energy that grabs our attention and keeps it." -- SF Weekly
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“God knows I am not too hippy. Perhaps because I am too much around the hip and I fear fads for, like anybody else, I like something that tends to last.”
Charles Bukowski, More Notes of a Dirty Old Man: The Uncollected Columns


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