Very nice David. Somehing interesting in every line. Packed.
Cudos for the direct reference to the JM edits. Nicely put.
A very information-packed interview. You are aobviously working well on the book. The lines are packed with thoyught-thru info. You didn't do this "live" did you?
Other things i liked/noticed:
Saroyan-inspired long titles!
I think he was really a kind of pagan, elemental, pre-Western-logical-Aristotlian.
Linda Lee Bukowski, his widow, has written about the long talks they had about spiritual matters
- Where? Where!
Bukowski's obsession is with love, actually.
- Love actually? Hugh Grant? :D
If anything, he is like his favorite French writer L.F. Céline a (sometimes) misanthrope, but in the Greek sense of "anthropos" being all of humanity, not just the male half. But even here, I think this derives from his disappointment in humanity, his hurt, his anguish. He cares a lot, and if you care, you get hurt.
- Did you do this intervju in txt? Its lines are so packed. You MUST have done it by email. Right?
He would continue throughout his career to compose in these seemingly opposite styles: tragic and comic.
- nice point.
Another missing piece of the puzzle of his early influences is Conrad Aiken,
- Tell us more! Looking forward to the book...
"ship of death"
one recalls someone like Edgar Allan Poe who was appreciated by Baudelaire and Mallarmé before he was considered of any consequence here.
I think too he often writes in very simple English, which translates well into other languages, rather like Hemingway.
- Should there be a comma after "too" ?
--> Also liked the use of classical composers in describing BUk's style. Nice touch. You even goit Adorno in there! ;-)
Looking forward to the book!