Unpublished 1957 story , "A Dollar for Carl Larsen"


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I moved this out of the unpublished and uncollected forum because it's incomplete.

Also - a note to everyone - no need to post the manuscripts that are complete here. I've already got them, and they will go into the manuscripts section of the main site.


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It looks like Buk's drawing style was already fully developed in 1957 at a time when his first book was 3 years away from being published (Flower, fist..).


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Thanks (a lot!) for sharing this story, David.

By the way, I was checking the sources in Portions from a Wine-stained Notebook recently and apparently there's no source for the story The Night Nobody Believed I Was Allen Ginsberg. Would you be so kind as to tell us where this story came from? Johannes posted a letter Bukowski had written to Karl Weissner stating that TNNBIWAG has been sent to Playboy in early 1969, so that thread would be a great place to post the source of the story.
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Zobraks, thanks for catching that. "The Night Nobody Believed I Was Allen Ginsberg" appeared in Berkeley Tribe, Vol. 1, No. 11, Sept. 19-25, 1969, p. 12.