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Story written in 1969

Notes of a Dirty Old Man, Essex House, paperback, 255 pgs. with an introduction by the author. $1.95. Written by Charles Bukowski, reviewed by CHARLES BUKOWSKI
I drank with a friend the other night who said or maybe it was I who said, "It is terribly difficult not to like the smell of your own shit." We spoke of staring down at our turds after an accomplishment and feeling, somehow, proud of our deed...


Absence of the Hero - pg. 56 - 2010

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Open City - February 23-March 1 - 1969

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