Publish date: February 5th 2009
Publisher: Virgin Books
Pages no: 163
Edition language: English
Jak dla mnie szału nie ma, dupy nie urywa, cycki nadal w staniku.
Charles Bukowski, Factotum (London: Virgin Books, 2009), 163pp "I always started a job with the feeling that I'd soon quit or be fired, and this gave me a relaxed manner that was mistaken for intelligence or some secret power." (pp99-100). Less focused than either Post Office or Ham on Rye, Facto...
richly deserves its critical reception, Charles Bukowski's FACTOTUM is a minimalist, deadpan, alcoholic memoirish piece of stripped down prose exploring a series of dead-end jobs and dead-end outcomes amidist skid row. somewhat in the tradition of Hemingway (see Hemingway's almost all-dialogue novel...
While I have read many books of poetry by Bukowski, this is my first time reading one of his actual novels, which I picked up on a whim. While I was reading, I took notes, because the things I wanted to bring up became too overwhelming for me to simply remember. Here are the things that really stood...
IMO, not as entertaining as Post Office. This is a modern picaresque, and in that way it is interesting. While I sometimes want to slap Bukowski/Chinaski, other times I want to hug him, and I always appreciate his honesty.
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