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    Bukowski has finally made it

    onto Coronation Street, a long-running British soap opera set in the North. "There's nothing wrong with reading a bit of Bukowski and Shakespeare," Said a character. How do I know this? The women were watching it, of course!
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    The case of the missing Buddha

    It is a small thing, I know, but are there any images of the Buddha Bukowski writes of in a couple of later poems. It doesn't appear in the 90's photo of him at his desk. Tenuously related, but this is what I found with a search.
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    The eternal question: who in the hell is Pascal?

    Bukowski mentions a Pascal in one of his writers list type poems, the poem What They Want. (Love is a dog from hell, Essential Bukowski). Who is this Pascal, any idea? There was a writer Blaise Pascal, but he didn't slit his own wrists, as far as i'm aware. Now I'm off to eat some Chinese.
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    Old paperbacks

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    I love work

    I could watch it all day.
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    White face, Dark heart

    I heard this radio documentary about the pueblo clowns of New Mexico when it was aired in 2006, and I found it intriguing - White face, Dark heart: Part 1 (mp3) Part 2 (mp3) From
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    Norman MacCaig (the late)

    Never heard of Norman MacCaig until this video interview, when looking up a Glaswegian poet, Tom Leonard. (40-odd-years later, I thought it might be time to look at some writers from my birth country.) It kind of tweaked my synapses, this interview. Who knows, it might do the same for you.
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    Yayoi Kusama

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    Wait until Spring, Bandini, on BBC radio's "A good read"
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    Hunger, a film by Steve McQueen

    I've got to recommend this. One hell of a powerful movie.
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    Lawrence Ferlingetti - A Reluctant Beat

    A recent radio programme on the City Lights owner
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    Humphrey lyttelton dead Humphrey lyttelton, the irreplaceable host of...
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    relinquishing the market

    I have posted below a transcription (for better or worse) of a portion of dialogue from a 2005 episode of the South Bank Show, that might be of interest. The particular episode looked at the glamorisation of madness, and investigated if there were a connection between madness and the work of...
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    you're not alone in wanting to be (...) ;)
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    this morning i was listening to the bbc radio 4 cultural events programme "start of the week" while coppicing an old laurel hedge: i was startled to hear what the PEN...
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    jeff bernard (and incidentially) The idler
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    thread dedicated to all things LI PO

    LI PO thread Since there seems very little out there i've discovered - or maybe because i'm bored tonight, or after a certain cache, or just plain DRUNK - "wine makes its own manners." Li Po (AD 701-762) I thought i'd instigate a thread dedicated to our most illusive of contemporaries, Li...
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    what are you going to buy your bukowski lover this xmas? how about...
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    an empire of coins

    anyone any idea why a polished up version of the poem An empire of coins (from madrigals)was included in the postumous volume betting on the muse? maybe it was archived because it had been subsequently polished up by b...? it was a favourite from madrigals for me, it stood out.
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    frank harris and his hard father

    thanks to poptop, today i began reading a beat-up 1960's paperback i'd found some years back: a bio of one frank harris - from the cover, he seemed a larger-than-life character... i was quite astounded. i read the preface and found some remarkable similiarities between harris and bukowski...
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    new years greeting 1997

    can anyone tell me how much $ the BS new years greeting 1997 goes for?
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    b. anthologized for a general readership

    there's a poetry anthology: 101 poems to help you understand men (and women). obviously a format designed to appeal to a wider audience. b. is include with the poem wearing the collar . (from you get so alone?) there's also a poem by one diane theil, entitled beside readers. in it she...
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    pic from article in arena mag

    this is a pic from an article in the british men's mag arena. i thought i'd post it as it doesn't seem to be in BS's barfly. unfortunately i don't have the article. this is the caption on the photo: "in barfly, mickey rourke gives a bravura performance as the legendary literary lush, charles...
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    on the ordinary madness documentary it shows a tantalizingly short clip of bukowski on that french talk show...has it been transcribed or recorded, in full, somewhere else? i guess to some b wld have appeared pathetic (don't worry about it), but i found the whole thing hilarous. like the...