Burnett/Bukowski correspondence

mjp

Founding member
And assuming that the date on Buk's letter to Burnett is accurate. It would be strange though if he wrote 1954 instead of 1955 by mistake...
I was assuming the city drone typed the wrong date.

Either way, it's odd. Because so much hinges on that 1955 date...quitting the post office then trying to get rehired (after what we assumed was the date of the hemorrhage), getting married, starting to write more poetry...a lot of "shit, I almost died" kind of stuff. And in May of 1955 (the date of the collection letter) he was probably still at the Westmoreland address.

Anyway. If it's 1954 it's 1954. I like throwing monkey wrenches into the works and making it necessary to re-evaluate other things.

Otherwise we would just read Neeli and Sounes and go, "Well, they're the experts, I guess that's how it was!"

Timeline updated.
 
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cirerita

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He had to! Otherwise the experts out there would have thought: "What a jerk! He got that date wrong!" ;)
 

mjp

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Ha, well, yes, covering my ass, Just like the new disclaimer at the top of the timeline page.
 
Either way, it's odd. Because so much hinges on that 1955 date...quitting the post office then trying to get rehired (after what we assumed was the date of the hemorrhage), getting married, starting to write more poetry...a lot of "shit, I almost died" kind of stuff.

that's what I was thinking.
We have to check all these 'sure' dates now for the year.
 
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