Notes of a Dirty Old Man
Notes of a Dirty Old Man


A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book.

"People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk . . . . drink half the night. A long distance operator from Newburgh, N.Y. sends me money. She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well. I hear from a madman who calls himself 'King Arthur' and lives on Vine Street in Hollywood and wants to help me write my column. A doctor comes to my door: 'I read your column and think I can help you. I used to be a psychiatrist.' I send him away . . ."

"Bukowski writes like a latter-day Celine, a wise fool talking straight from the gut about the futility and beauty of life . . ." —Publishers Weekly

"These disjointed stories gives us a glimpse into the brilliant and highly disturbed mind of a man who will drink anything, hump anything and say anything without the slightest tinge of embarassment, shame or remorse. It's actually pretty hard not to like the guy after reading a few of these semi-ranting short stories." —Greg Davidson, curiculummag.com

Title Notes of a Dirty Old Man
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading FIC000000 FICTION
LCO000000 LITERARY COLLECTIONS
Title First Published 01 June 1981
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0872860744
ISBN-13 9780872860742
Publication Date 01 June 1981
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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anthology, autobiographical newspaper column, drinking in literature, futility and beauty of life, literary underground, literature about sex, living on the edge, trashy stories