Charles Bukowski poem and story database

Notes of a Dirty Old Man (excerpt from Factotum)

Story written in 1972

As a young man I had just found a job in an auto parts warehouse off Figueroa street and I moved to an old roominghouse nearby. It was a typical Los Angeles roominghouse: roaches, mice, shadows, the stink of death . . . The second night I was there somebody knocked on my door. It was a fat woman in her mid-forties...

Magazines and periodicals

Los Angeles Free Press - No. 405 - April 21-27 - 1972
Arete - Vol. 2 - No. 1 - July/August - 1989

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Scan of magazine appearance (Los Angeles Free Press)

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