I'm an american that was raised in an italian family and for years I've noticed that Bukowski seems to be quoted left and right by the Europeans and yet I've yet to meet a single fellow american in my "social network" that enjoys (or even knows of) Bukowski. Why the hell do you guys think this is? I almost think it says something about us really. I remember noticing it years ago and then recently, as I've utilized the internet to make more european friends, I've really begun to notice that all sorts of people from over there are down with Bukowski. Even super pretty girls and stuff. I have to admit: it's kind of mind-blowing. I was curious to have some feedback on this phenomenon. Thanks in advance.