"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
Yes, but I think that he had a distorted image of himself because of his acne and his lonely and isolated youth ; he thus couldn't help seeing him uglier than he really was.
People often point out Bukowski's ugliness ; so has he done in his books. I personnaly find him normal, and even attractive on some photos. I don't understand why such a fixation on his so-called ugliness.