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Where is my Bukowski! Just listing was in my hand, and now she was gone. As you know, my wife, who has always-knows-where-it-is, so still and did not return to Yugov. Books continue to disappear, hiding prints and old women fall Kharms. However, printing was found, and I became absorbed in reading a few short stories and old goat alcoholic Bukowski.
Perhaps he really wrote all his life itself unloved. And his alter-ego, the writer Henry Chinaski, lost in the vastness of the cheap motels, sometimes replaced by the hero, wearing the author’s name. So, my first acquaintance became stories:. “Politics”, “Evil Town”, “The dollar and 20 cents”, “The risk game of marijuana” and “Beer, Poets and chatter”
As the sages Wikipedia – Bukowski mistakenly considered to beatniks.
Well, to make a mistake is really very difficult. Why? Beer and cigarettes and wine, there is poetry in the form of scrap, similar to the rhythm of jazz improvisation, building stanzas, there flirting with Zen Buddhism and even Kerouac is! (Sm.rasskaz “Beer, poets and idle talk”). And yet, right wikipedia – erroneously added it to the beatniks. After all, if the beatniks were looking for freedom outside society, as if rejecting a man as a social animal, that Bukowski is far from such romantic fantasies.
His prose is very hard stands on the foundation of the ordinary and everyday well-established and existing laws of society, and even the fantasy of “Evil Town” uses almost berrouzovskuyu Interzone – only for the entourage
Let us proceed directly to the stories:.
< p> “Policy” – with which I started, I liked the most. A wonderful story, wonderful beginning: “In the City College in Los Angeles before the Second World War, I pretended to be a Nazi.” The story of “Politics” is dedicated to youth Bukowski when he dissent jingoistic sentiments flirted with the extreme left only to be Baba Yaga – against: “I could hardly distinguish Hitler from Hercules, and things I had previously been even less. ” In the short story, Bukowski describes very precisely the essence of all the youth movements, was playing politics. Perhaps he really in the pimply youth was no longer a fool, or wrote a little later, this story – but the main conclusions striking contrast with the political hide and seek, in which play youngsters: “I promise you, it is hardly the war – the last Once destroy one enemy. , managed to find another. It is infinite and meaningless. There is no such thing as a good war or a bad war. ” / “I feel that will happen soon war, and there I do not particularly like – the role of the conscious enemy I also do not relish the Holy shit cat All bestolku We with my by a dick medium in size and in trouble I sat for lessons in silence, waiting for Students and….. teachers picked on me. I lost my head, blow off steam, lost penetrating power. Everything fell out of my hands. It’s bound to happen. All the cocks in trouble. ” In the stories of Bukowski – short – it seems exactly as many words as you need. No more, no less. And from that, they do not sound the underdog, unfinished – no – they sound finished. Good and the end of the story, which seems to be converged all the tragedy clowns game called “Politics”: “We were told: just bombed Pearl Harbor announced that all military personnel should return immediately to their units A friend asked me to reached with the.. . them on a bus to San Diego, suggesting that we see each other, it may be the last time he was right “
story.” The dollar and 20 cents “- introduced me to the manner of Bukowski’s writing without caps . Interesting move that turns text into a boa constrictor, which absorbs the reader. The history of the old profligate, old goat, a bum who has a dollar and 20 cents in his pocket, which is faced with a young “dandy” who decided pozuboskalit. Perhaps in this story Bukowski foresaw his own end, perhaps it was written during the darkest thoughts of the future? Or is it still hidden satire author
“Beer, Poets and General Discussion” – thing very atmospheric. A few friends sitting in the kitchen for a beer and discuss contemporary poets, although the author’s conclusion is that “almost all the great recently died – Frost Cummings, Jeffers, U.K.Uilyams, TS Eliot, and the rest a couple of nights ago -. -. Sandberg in a short time, they all seemed to have died together, add Vietnam and riots, and came out very strange, fast, Sore and a new era. ” Sore era. And therefore, to stay the night, beer and chatter about poets. and hot sam story tone foolish – it really is, idle talk – there is in him the wonderful pearls, like for example here is this: “. even better to do what I was doing, I thought about the hospital, racecourses, some women I know some women, I buried, drunk, pereeb, but did not argue. crazy alcoholic, love brings it to me, and all their own way “.
The story of” Evil Town “, it seems to me a very good read if you watched” Taxi Driver, “Scorsese – the same atmosphere of hopelessness, fatigue and disgust with the incomprehensible, perverse, ailing mi a. And although this story read some unpleasant, there are a lot of mud – but sharing the experience with the main character, who “… but I have seen Eternity” – is worth it
“The risk game of marijuana.” – dovolno- yet funny story in which Bukowski describes young people who erected harmless pokurivanie grass in bohemian cult that this boast and claim to be snobbish elitism. Bukowski’s all funny, “to use drugs on the sly, for their own pleasure, they can not, they definitely need to publicly announce what they have joined is not enough, they tend to associate all this with Art, Sex, rejection of life in society. . Their acidic God, Leary, tells: “throw society. Follow me. “Then he rented in the city center and takes five dollars from his nose for them to listen, as it pushes the speech. Then near Leary appears Ginsberg proclaims Bob Dylan’s greatest poet. showboat celebrities and not slezshih with children’s pot “./” their language is cool, old sechosh chuvacho class nashensky nenashensky Otpad junkie sucker cap baby daddy, and so on and so forth the same words -………….. or as they better to call – I heard back in 1932, when I was twelve years old that they can be heard at every step h. tvert century later, it does not inspire much respect for the lover of drugs, especially when he considers them to be a sign of upper class. origins of much of this verbal formation we owe to people addicted to serious drugs, people with a spoon and a syringe, as well as the old Negro jazz musicians. ”
Bukowski’s prose brought all the modern so-called counter-culture, is taken from him, and the crisp, brittle, like chips, language – which may be partially castrated and inferior – but “swallowed” at times. Bukowski could feed reader “sandwiches shit” (the title of one of his novels), the mother of almost every sentence and generally provoke brought up the public – but this is only a facade, a bright colorful screen behind which hides a wise, in fact, not notionally, to test the writer’s life. His similes and metaphors are accurate, his style draws its humor – funny. Perhaps it is my nadumki but Bukowski seemed very similar to another well-known drinkers -. Sergei Dovlatov
Even I do not know – whether to advise Bukowski wide range of readers, but I personally – their familiarity with the author will continue to . I like it. Very.