Yep, it's a general rock and metal mag. I read it religiously as an early teen. Now I look at it and kid myself into thinking it was a lot better when I was that age.
I always thought the underlying theme of Factotum was a criticism of the way labor is exploited in America.You can easily rebut them by mentioning FACTOTUM and Buk's take on "THE JOB". There's nothing juvenile about his descriptions and critique of lower-class life.
The motherfuckers that dare to disrespect Buk are probably Salinger fans and
adore Holden Caulfield, ... because they have been told ... to do so.
I always thought the underlying theme of Factotum was a criticism of the way labor is exploited in America.
I never read anything Bukowski wrote as a critique of "lower class" life. He described it without criticism. Quite the opposite in fact, he made the refusal to work (or at least the refusal to give in to work) seem noble.
I hear you mjp and agree with what you say, but I took Mulls use of the word 'critique' in the neutral sense. As in to analyse or discuss 'with a critical eye', rather than in the more commonly accepted negative sense.
Oh, I see how it is. Now we're using the dictionary to define words. Whatever.Critique means 'description' or 'discussion' or 'review', not criticism.
Because if he didn't the book would have no ending?Q.) Why did the Holden Caulfield preppy cross the road?
As far as Buk's working life is concerned, I must take issue with his disparaging remarks about Orwell; "compared to me he wasn't even scratched".
Hey Joe, Hey Joe (you know the rest). I have some spare softcovers that I could send you. They're in pretty beat up shape, but Hey Joe, it's so appropriate.
I managed to score a lot of stamps from THE JOB so I could mail them to you gratis.
I have some spare softcovers that I could send you . . .gratis.
That would be nice of you. I`ll send you my address.
From my thesis:
"I was once told by a student in Ateneo trained by an erudite "treasure/relic" of modern poetry to stop writing poetry, because under his line of criticism, my work didn't make any sense.
My work has been criticized for being too revealing and direct. My work tries to be simple and unpretentious. I use words of high vocabulary only when absolutely necessary, not because they look good on paper or because they sound good when said. My imagery also tries to be clear, direct, and intrinsically related. Sadly, I feel most of the people who seem to appreciate my work aren't writers. Perhaps most of the writers who have read my work seem to find it too simplistic."