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    Monfort pictures online?

    Hi all, As some of you know already, I finished my PhD dissertation on Bukowski (hurray!). In 10 days I will have my defense in Paris, which will last around 4 hours while I'm on a jetlag :emo: I received the preliminary reports, where among other things, I was reproached with not analysing...
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    Crucifix in a Deathhand title

    Hi everyone, does anyone know if that poem title refers to something in particular? I remember reading something about it many, many years ago, and I seem to recall it had some kind of geographical meaning, but then again, I have a very bad memory. As always, thanks for your help!
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    Mention of Hackford's documentary by one of Bukowski's ex-girlfriend or friend

    I read a few days ago a detail that I only just realized was important. It was not written by Bukowski. So there's this woman (probably an ex) who had children. Those were wondering who was that old guy visiting their mom so often. Then she says that they saw taylor Hackford's documentary and...
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    Bukowski's face in pictures

    OK so we all know that Bukowski's face was part of his legend, especially thanks to all the pictures that Michael Montfort took of him. However, it wasn't always so. When you read his 1963 interview (from the Literary Times, found in Sunlight Here I Am) Arnold Kaye mentions that Bukowski was...
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    Bukowski quote about Fante as a West Coast Fitzgerald

    Hi everyone, I am looking for a quote that is super important for what I'm writing -sometimes, after reading thousands of pages, you just lose track... In that quote, Bukowski says that John Fante was a West Coast Fitzgerald, but that he was almost forgotten precisely because he was from Los...
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    the Meat school of poetry

    Hi everyone, So here I am, spending all my summer days locked up in my room, typing my dissertation -finally. I have finished most of the first chapter where I was supposed to put Bukowski in the literary context of his time. Don't worry, not forcing any label on him, though I tried to make it...
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    Bukowski and the sun

    Hi everyone, there has been numerous discussions about the rose in Bukowski's poetry, but there hasn't been anything similar about the sun, although it seems to be everywhere (the letter collection "reach for the sun" is only one example). I really can't figure out what it could represent. It...
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    Bukowski research in the USA

    Dear everyone, I already told Roni about this and he suggested me to ask the forum. I am already in my third year working on my PHd dissertation, so it is my last chance to get a French scholarship to visit the US do do some research for a month or so. When it comes to Bukowski research I...
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    To all the Frenchies in here...

    ...let's all get drunk tonight!! To celebrate or to forget! :))
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    Baptize a mormon!

    I'll just quote Dan Savage on this: "HEY, EVERYBODY: You know how Mormons "baptize" dead people who weren't Mormons"”including Holocaust victims"”because Mormons believe they have a right to choose Mormonism for the deceased? And you know how the Mormon Church says that being gay is a choice...
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    Public readings: only poetry?

    The title pretty much sums up my question. I have some cds of Bukowski's public readings, and in those recordings he only read poems. Might sound like a silly question, but I was wondering if he ever read anything else apart from poetry. When you think of it, many of his poems sounded like...
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    Greetings from Germany

    Thought I would say a quick hello. It feels nice to find a place with all those people who know AND love Bukowski. I discovered Bukowski through his poetry some years ago-I started with"Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame" and "Love is a Dog from Hell" . Reading his words for the first time...