From porn and incest stories to run-of-the-mill western stories. What a great leap forward, what progress...:D
Now, now, these are "case histories", scientific stuff. Oedipal stuff. Important stuff. It was, of course, the 1960s and sexual boundaries had to be knocked down in whatever way possible. Using "case histories" was just one way.
And, anyway, Buk got into lots of shit for one of his fictional stories about a child molester. ("The Fiend"?)
It's not often that somebody writes a story about a child molester where we view it from the molesters point of view.
Then have you checked out his chill series?I've heard he's had a lot of success writing Westerns. Not my cup of tea, but it's a notch or two above Romance.
I'm utterly curious to whom you are to be able to state such a statement. Did you know them both?Bukowski Lost Respect For Jory Sherman When Sherman Turned To Writing Cowboy Stories
Agreed, but Sherman's books are formulaic yarns filled with cliches and cheap sentimentality. The woman are always "buxom wenches bursting out of their bodices" (not that that's something to dislike) and the men are always of the "few words and a fast draw" type. Cowboy stories. And Sherman is pretentious enough to state that he and other writers of his ilk "ride the horse of History". More like the horse of "royalties".
If you enjoy obvious books that excite gullible adolescents then "Tucson Tom and the Texas Two-Step" and "The Tales of Phoenix Phil and Albuquerque Al" are for you.
Now then, where's my Zane Gray collection?
Sounds like my neighbor 😄 🤣I've written a 5-volume saga about a gay autistic cowboy who is a Nazi. Any publishers interested? (he also beats his wife!)
Mullinax: And we're still talking about him today..Something to know about "Mullinax," who started this thread and was very hard on Jory Sherman: he's a notorious troll who hates anyone who has written about knowing Bukowski personally. He spent years attacking me for my Bukowski memoir. Just to put this discussion in perspective.