When his fans came a calling ...

Billville

Over 100 posts
This has probably been discussed here at one time or another but I can't help but wonder how Buk dealt with the "superfans". It seems like he was fairly accessible for most of his writing career. He had to have more than his share of crazies knock upon his door at all hours of the day and night. Has he ever discussed that in any interviews? (or writings).
 

Purple Stickpin

Over 5000 posts
He dealt with it on many occasions in his poems, and in Notes of a Dirty Old Man.

On occasion, he let them in, mostly if they were bringing women with big asses and a propensity for giving it up (and mostly in the earlier days). More often than not, he told them to go screw.
 

LickTheStar

Sad Flower in the Sand
Over 1000 posts
There's a lot of poems I remember him writing about fans showing up. But none by title...

The best part is, he remained listed in the phone book for many years. Crazy. But it gave him stuff to write about.
 

bright

Over 100 posts
i remember "vampires" as a nice piece bout the subject.

"~..as i watch the leaky faucet leak, the way they always do."
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Over 1000 posts
There is this thing: I'M BUKOWSKI AND THEN? by ENRICO FRANCHESCHINI...very limited edition chapbook, a rare Italian encounter with Bukowski.
 

Attachments

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
Over 1000 posts
I've heard someone say "Bukowski Spit In My Face."
I yet have to hear or read the details of that incident.
;)
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Over 5000 posts
I think our good friend Rekrab could tell a little bit about that incident...:D
 

poptop

Over 500 posts
There are two related stories that I recall: the funny Notes on the Pest (real life), and the wickedly twisted Fame (fiction). Check the excellent database for sources... Hard to imagine all the countless, probably unpaid hours that went into putting it together; it has a way of jogging the memory of tales read long ago.
 

Gerard K H Love

Appreciate your friends
Over 5000 posts
copy of book by the famous David Barker 18 Euros,
airfare to Holland 825 Euros,
Spending time with a dear friend reading by the fire, priceless.:);)

Bukowski would have punched me in my face.
 
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