Well, I wouldn't argue with you there. I'm not so young though. Maybe I should display the ages in the member list so we can get a feel...but I'd think it's not all young people.Quigley said:...that must mean that the folks on this Forum are most 'unusual.'
cirerita said:B always claimed to be apolitical and it's really hard to find a piece -poetry or fiction- where he discusses seriously any contemporary political situation. He mentions them here and there, but he never elaborates on that.
There's this really interesting interview conducted by his close friend John Thomas in 1967 -it was republished in Sunlight Here I Am, you better order that one as well- where B criticizes very harshly all the fads of the time: LSD trips, demonstrations of any kind, "spiritual" lifestyle and so on. A good read which will help you to get a better insight of Bukowski true feelings.
But, then again, Bukowski used to play the Chinaski-tough man-I don't-give-a -shit persona and many things were purposely exaggerated!
mjp said:Your point is well taken Quigley, and I think it is unavoidable that we'll run into issues as the forum grows, but the base is strong, and the tone is established. We won't let it degenerate at the hands of a few knuckleheads.
I don't want to try to enforce any rules as far as speech and behavior are concerned - I curse in my everyday language, so it'll crop up here and there. But again, anything out of line will be nipped in the bud. I want everyone to feel welcome. No intimidation or extraneous crap fouling up the mix.
cirerita said:ok, now I see where you're going to.
Read the first volume of letters -Screams from the Balcony- and then read Russell Harisson's Against the American Dream.
there you'll find ALL the answers to your questions, promised :D
Yeah, the Barfly DVD has been out of print for a couple of years, so prices are going up. That's about what they go for on eBay, $75. You can get a VHS copy for considerably less if you keep your eyes open. And, you know, if you still have a VCR. ;)Quigley said:I was surprised to see that a DVD version of "Barfly" is no longer available new and the "least" expensive used one on Amazon is $79.95!, and they go up from there.
mjp said:Yeah, the Barfly DVD has been out of print for a couple of years, so prices are going up. That's about what they go for on eBay, $75. You can get a VHS copy for considerably less if you keep your eyes open. And, you know, if you still have a VCR.