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Have You Read Pirandello?

Story written in 1973

My girlfriend had suggested that I move out of her house, a very large house, nice and comfortable, with a backyard a block long, leaking pipes, and frogs and crickets and cats. Anyway, I was out, as one gets out of such situations—with honor, courage, and expectation. I placed an ad in one of the underground papers: Writer: needs place where the sound of a typewriter is more welcome than the laugh track on "I Love Lucy." $100 a month o.k...


Hot Water Music - pg. 63 - 1983

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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