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TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS as satire
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Loved the book and loved the movie. It was much better than the film version of Barfly.
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First off,this is a collection of short stories and not a novel. Second Ferlinghetti isn't a late Beat; he's the godfather of the whole movement.
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TALES..., I believe, was one of the few attempts at novel writing, BAR FLY his classic was made into a film. The movie to TALES... was NOT well received by critics. Way too unnecessarily graphic and amorphous. A contrast to the novel. His collection of poems: LOVE IS A DOG FROM HELL was made into an art film and released in 1987 by a Belgian company.It was retitled CRAZY LOVE and released in 2004. It is much in keeping with the spirit of Bukowski's writing. Copies can be found through Amazon. That movie too was dark and hilarious upon reflection, but like life, they are horrific when the experiences are first encountered.
He is considered a late beat generation writer for many reasons--Ferlinghetti being among the last of the mohicans.