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  1. Johannes

    "The Hog" special edition

    Isn't that the infamous story that was rejected by various magazines (hustler etc.) because it was too hardcore? I vaguely remember that, may be wrong.
  2. Johannes

    Longtime Buk fan from Philly area

    Welcome back after 13 years!
  3. Johannes

    Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Open City - January 3, 1969

    To me Bukowskis letters are up there with his best work. Especially the letters of the 60s. He really exploded in all directions during this time. It's mindblowing to me that he would send this huge letters to people everywhere, with drawings added on top, basically sending them into a void...
  4. Johannes

    Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Open City - January 3, 1969

    The christmas tree story is in one of the novels, I believe. Most likely Post Office. The Dostojewski part ("BROTHERS") is somewhere in the letters, probably Screams from the Balcony. Pretty sure about that.
  5. Johannes

    Hello from Italy

    Welcome. Benvenuto!
  6. Johannes

    Bought this buk book and it has interesting inscription

    I think Bukowski was extra motivated in this correspondence because Sheri Martinelli was Ezra Pounds x-mistress. Motivated to show his genius skills and probably motivated to pick her up too 8-) I always liked this book. It's true, it's hard to read because of the trying to convince each other...
  7. Johannes

    The heart is a lonely hunter

    I liked The Heart is a Lonely Hunter a lot. Her short stories are great too. It's been forever since I read them but I especially liked A Rock, a Tree, a Cloud.
  8. Johannes

    Go volunteer at a soup kitchen, you pretententious fuck!

    I think John Bennett published Vagabond during the 60s and 70s, out of Germany(? ) ... Sad that he seems to be pissed off, but what can you do. Was geht ab, Klaus?