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cirerita

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SSIA!

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Johannes

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Hehe. Yeah. I know this picture from somewhere, but can't remember. I think it was in one of the documentations?

By the way, I didn't know what SSIA means and googled it.

Do you mean:

- Subject Says It All

- So Sorry In Advance

or

- Shoe Service Institute of America?

:)
 

bospress.net

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Outsider was 1961-1969, but this is probably from the 1962 issue (Abel can confirm). If so, then he is no older than 42 in that photo. He looks to be in his mid-30's to me....

If this is from his college days then he would have been in his early 20's, but he looks older to me than 21.
Bill
 

d gray

tried to do his best but could not
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i always thought he looked older than he was - his high school yearbook photo is outrageous compared to his classmates - but yeah, hard to believe he's early 20's there.
 

hank solo

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Reaper Crew
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Bukowski was 18 when his year book photo was taken.
 

bospress.net

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This photo is from Outsider, right? If so, then it is not necessarily from his high school. It could also be from when he attended college.
Bill
 

bospress.net

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Exactly. He was out of his time even then.

A friend of mine ran into Robert Crumb in the mid-60's in Cleveland at a party. He mentioned how he stuck out even then. He dressed like an old man with an old man hat. Not at ALL like those around him. This is how I see Buk in H.S.

Bill
 

cirerita

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That pic is from The Outsider #1, but I bet Bukowski sent the Webbs an old pic for the contributors' page. I didn't bother to take a look at the photo credit -if any- when I was in in Buffalo and I don't have a copy of this issue, but a few users here might actually have it.
 

mjp

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Well if you needed any confirmation that Bukowski was a pimp, there it is. He looks like he's just slapped some sense into someone in that picture.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Nice pic of Buk from when he was starting to be well known in poetry circles.
Thanks, cirerita...
 
[...] that yearbook page [...] looks like someone slipped a picture of the janitor in [...]

some others must have felt the same ...


"I'm the night custodian. Get your ass out of here before I call the cops!"
"What for? This is the Senior Prom and I'm a senior."
"Bullshit!" he said. "You're at least 22 years old!"

(Ham On Rye, chpt. 44)




nice pic cire. Thanks!
 

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