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FactotumWay from one drink to the nextCharles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow paced low life urbanity and alcoholism and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski What kind of job you looking for? Stockboy shipping clerk janitor The denizens of Bukowski's fictional world encompass the marginalized chaff of mid 20thcentury America Barely a step ahead of abject vagrancy Bukowski's protagonist and alter ego Henry Chinaski is the everyman of our species comfortable asking the bare minimum of this world When you drank the world was still out there but for the moment it didn't have you by the throatChinaski's story isn't pretty but Bukowski isn't concerned about offending a reader's middle class American sensibilities If the reader comes to this text with our typical baggage work issues money problems familial strife Chinaski's search for his next drink and fuck can be jarring It's a credit to Bukowski's genius that he can make a character and not a caricature How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 830 am by an alarm clock leap out of bed dress force feed shit piss brush teeth and hair and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?
Factotum kindle ô eBook 9780876852637 Free ↠ Charles Bukowski ó One of Charles Bukowski's best this beer soaked deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II era America Deferred from military service Chinaski travels from city to city moving liOne of Charles Bukowski's best this beer soaked deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II era America Deferred from military service Chinaski travels from city to city moving listles There were times while reading this short novel that I had to stop and wonder if my aspiration to one day be the female Bukowski is either setting my sights too high or placing the bar too low And then I up and went to a bar since I was reading this on the anniversary of the Dirtiest Old Man in Literature's passing and all so I stopped worrying about pretty much everything YOU'RE STILL MY BOY BUK
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Sly from one odd job to another always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job His day to day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores sordid rooms dreary embraces and drunken brawls as he makes his bitter brilliant Factotum – an employee who does all kinds of workHenry Chinaski – an alter ego of Charles Bukowski – was a special kind of factotum – he was an employee who didn’t want to do any kind of work“I’m a writer temporarily down on my inspirations”“Oh a writer eh?”“Yes”“Are you sure?”“No I’m not”“What do you write?”“Short stories mostly And I’m halfway through a novel”“A novel eh?”“Yes”“What’s the name of it?”“‘The Leaky Faucet of My Doom’”“Oh I like that What’s it about?”“Everything”“Everything? You mean for instance it’s about cancer?”“Yes”“How about my wife?”“She’s in there too”“You don’t say Why do you want to work in a ladies’ dress shop?”“I’ve always liked ladies in ladies’ dresses”Dull jobs in the dull world he didn’t care about anything He wanted to be a writer And he kept writing all the time and anywhereI drank for some time three or four days I couldn’t get myself to read the want ads The thought of sitting in front of a man behind a desk and telling him that I wanted a job that I was ualified for a job was too much for me Frankly I was horrified by life at what a man had to do simply in order to eat sleep and keep himself clothed So I stayed in bed and drank When you drank the world was still out there but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throatHe honestly told the world what kind of the man he was and what kind of the world he lived in and in spite of anything he became a writer one of the most uncompromising writers