ahhh... the threas that I thought had died!
Yes, he wrote about having sex accidentially with a man. I find this odd, as you would think that he would have to know. I cannot imagine that he would have made something like this up though, so it has always confused me....
Yeah, dead threads come up again like Lazarus.
You're right, Bill, I also always wondered, how he could mistake a man for a girl, even if drunk or it's dark. An asshole is a much different entrance then a pussy. Maybe he intended to butt-fuck that person, which he thought was a girl? But he doesn't write about this variation of sex elswhere, does he? So why would he try it just now. Another possie wouldbe: that guy had vaseline around and in his butt already, so Buk came in as smooth as into a wet pussy, THEN he might mistake the feeling.
concerning the original start of this thread, I go with Bukfan, to state: Norse as well as Cherry were homos, who might have been aware of certain things/feelings more than others, or reflect them in a different way. (I know some homos, who tend to see a homosexual allusion in almost everything.) And Buk sure had a 'soft', sensitive side.
on mjps reference to Linda K. (in his 2nd post of 2/26/2006):
In Loving and Hating Bukowski, she does give thoughts on the subject.
I quote from a passage at the very start:
"The humping guns..." I open the book to a poem and came to the lines. "God tongues out your ass hole." I was shocked at his irreverence to God. "Is Charles Bukowski homosexual?" - "There he is now," said Peter. "He's with Neeli Cherkowski." I looked out the window and two wild looking men were wrestling in the parking lot across the street. Bukowski was about fifty with a Will Rogers hair cut, rather heavy and bellowing, "I can whip your ass, punk." The younger man had long, curly, matted hair and looked like a high school or college student. When Neeli walked in the door Peter, the owner, asked pointedly, "Is Charles Bukowski a homosexual? This lady would like to know." I was startled and Neeli was speechless for a brief moment, then he said, "He doesn't suck my cock."
and much later (at a party):
When I looked in, Bukowski had Steve, the homosexual, by the legs raised in the air and he was dancing him around in circles, laughing and roaring as he danced. Bukowski had been lifting weights and he was very strong. All of a sudden his 44 inch pants, which were two or three sizes too big, fell to the floor, and he was dancing in his boxer shorts. He tripped and fell with Steve. They ended up in a tangled pile on the floor. [...]
I made it to the back door with Bukowski leaning heavily on me. As we got outside he spotted Steve. "Come here and say goodbye, we're leaving." He grabbed hold of Steve and gave him a big sloppy French kiss. I thought, Jesus Christ, what in the hell is he doing. Steve looked at me in shock and then gave me a small kiss. I waved goodbye to all and we got into the car. I thought of my first meeting with Bukowski with his young pal, Neeli, and wondered again if he was bisexual.
end of quote.
of course all this doesn't mean anything.
My personal oppinion is, that IF he had a true tendency in this direction he Would've had the guts to live it out open, so we would know. But then he grew up in 'the old L.A.', and thus was a little onesided/traditional in terms of sexuality anyway (see the fact that he never got down on a girl before age 50). So, we're back to the start. (till this thread dies and reincarnates again.)