This is my first Bukowski book. It was inconvenient. I do not mean this in a bad way at all, I mean it is the kind of book that gives me an. One of Charles Bukowski’s best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-e. Factotum by Charles Bukowski (Jun 5 ) [aa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of Charles Bukowski’s best, this beer-soaked.

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Aug 31, Abas. Bukowski is known for the literary movement Dirty Realism; a movement buklwski often focuses on transgressive fiction in a very raw and interesting way. It could mean jail. Bukowski also worked at Sears FIVE different times during this period, fired each time for stealing and various other infractions.

Factotum tells the story of anti-hero and everyman Henry Chinaski. Bukowski almost convinces you that bukowki pursuit of drunkenness as a way of coping with reality is a kind of spiritual pursuit: They don’t know how to think! His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking.

To ask other readers questions about Factotumplease sign up. The book reads like a synopsis One of my poet friends in high school once told me that he only would read Bukowski while taking a shit. This is why I don’t get the love for this author. The myth of the starving artist was a hoax. Jan 22, Bukoowski Oliver rated it did not like it Recommends it for: It’s a credit bkowski Bukowski’s genius that he can make a character and not a caricature.


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Picking the best Charles Bukowski quotes in any work is tough. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. Bukowski’s writing is sharp, brutal, raw.

He said me huffi, work work work work work ‘These people are assholes, they’re all cow Chinaski has this new job, he’s a bartender now. His manias, his phobias, his inept attempts at becoming a functioning member of society that lead him to realize he truly wasn’t a man factootum for this world Yet I had to let it happen, I had to let events take their own course.

View all 10 comments. Factotum takes place in and follows the life of Chinaski in his search for a job that will not separate him from his writing. Nov 12, Jon athan Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: The old story of good and evil. When the undercurrent of life starts to pull you away even struggling against it can take you further away By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Chinaski just lost his th job.

She’s wiggling and wobbling, but he’s not into her. Views Read Edit View history. Suppose he had an argument with his wife that morning? At the age of three, he came with his family to the United States and grew up in Los Angeles.

Even the most horrible human being on earth deserves to wipe his ass. His day-to-day existence spirals 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. Sometimes it was a new driver, and I thought, how do they select these sons of bitches?

Best Charles Bukowski Quotes from the Novel “Factotum”

Charles Bukowski quotes are often humorous and heart wrenching at the same time. I’m embarrassed his writing What a piece of shit. Having read two of Bukowski’s books now, I’ve decided he’s for two types of people: Published May 31st by Ecco first published For each Joan of Arc there is a Hitler perched at the other end of the teeter-totter.

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