11 poets and one publisher and their junked up cars....
Don't get me started on Plato... I probably have more beef with him than I do with Sounes. Oh, and I do 19th century Existentialism, and have a strange knack for cryptic Germans... Actually, the first thing I've ever read by Bukowski was a collection of poetry called "Love is a Dog from Hell." Sometimes I'll blow some money at the bookstore by closing my eyes and randomly selecting something. That happened to be it (this must have been about a year or two ago...) I really enjoyed it... but simply haven't read enough of his massive amount of work in order to declare him one of my favorites. Right now I'm focusing on the biographers. You're right, soon I'll be picking up Post Office.Are you more into 20th century-existentialism (Sartre, Camus) or 19th century (Nietzsche, Kirkegaard) ?
Basically, I'm what was called a 'slacker' in the early 90s.
That's because Plato has claimed, one should do - and ONLY this - what one can do BEST.
As you have made abundantly clear. No need to repeat it again. The third time is the charm. We get it.My family isn't fond of the forum, generally speaking, as the method for purveying personal information about our history.
Good luck with that as I think they are conflicting aims. When you get two or more different versions of an event, which are you going to take as correct -- not wishing to alienate any of the 'witnesses'?I believe the truth will come in time (a relatively short time), and I believe I can do so in a manner that doesn't alienate the people I care for.
Sounes reports in his source notes for chapter 3: "Details of Bukowski's relationship with Barbara Frye is [sic] based on interviews and correspondence with Barbara's relations: Tom Frye (28 Oct, 1996); Sunny Thomas (3 Dec, 1996) and Leah Belle Wilson (19 Oct, 1996 / 2 Jan & 21 Feb, 1997). I referred to my interviews with Pamela Miller (25 June & 6 July, 1997), whom Bukowski spoke to about his divorce."She must be who Sounes got most of the info. from.
mjp! Behave!As [...] truth.
That's alright with me. I see, there are problems with other members of your family you can't simply ignore on that matter.[...] like to discuss the truth here, but if and when the time is right.[...]
Well, It was never my intention to piss on the forum. Of course I believe everyone here to be informed. If I had doubts about the credibility of the cite, I would have left long ago. I've been trying to participate as much as I can, and hope to continue to do so... provided that, in turn, I don't feel repeatedly compelled to defend against declarations similar to the one above. Highly unnecessary and unproductive-on top of having absolutely zilch to do with Bukowski- and it will probably bring out the worst in me; I'd really rather have a pleasant experience here. I won't publish anything without the consent of my family, either (provided that it's even good enough to publish). So this is not about the intellectual superiority of either method- journals or the forum. Ideally, I'd like to use both... but ultimately, it's about respecting and communicating with the people I care for, while simultaneously accomplishing these corrections.So tell your disapproving, tightass family to lighten up. They aren't protecting the honor of the Queen of England here.
Besides, if the story is ever published anywhere, it will end up here in one form or another. Where people can actually see it. I would think that's what you would want. Instead you are pissing all over your best outlet for the truth.
I told you why I was irritated, do you have comprehension issues? We didn't build this resource for you to denigrate (or "piss all over" as I said previously), and you have continually done so by pointing out that your family doesn't care for it.Whoa mjp. You seem to be awfully irritated about finding out the truth about someone completely unimportant to you.