Are there any records of Bukowski's psyciatric assessment - his 4-F from 1941?
God, love the use of the word, 'malingerer' it's so quaint, not used much these days. A nice euphemism for 'nutter case' haha! Or, indeed, an 'a dessenter'. ;)
Or, more accurately, malingering = the act of intentionally feigning or exaggerating physical or psychological symptoms for personal gain.
I wonder if he would have been rejected during recruitment for the Vietnam war. Is it true that the standard of acceptability was somewhat lower?