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This is probably thinly-disguised autobiography, as much of Bukowski's prose may be. A (non-)spiritual literary descendant of Henry Miller, Bukowski wrote and screwed his way through the world, but redeemed himself to the extent that he never kidded himself or others. He never pretended to be anything he wasn't, and he wrote fine, honest -- if often vulgar -- prose. Something of an acquired taste, his view from the gutter has a refreshing honesty about it, one that may show the reader sides of the world (and even him- or herself) that is rarely encountered in literature.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Life of a profession:    -   bum Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Main char. serviced by prostitute?    -   Yes Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Lover is    -   of a different social class Pearls of wisdom from homeless?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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