Un romanzo avventuroso e osceno, divertito e disperato, sboccato e insieme lirico. Il protagonista è un vero factotum che attraversa l'America "on the road", vivendo alla giornata, pronto a seguire il primo richiamo. Ma inseparabili compagni di vita sono l'alcol, vero e proprio rito quotidiano; il sesso, intenso, sfrontato e spesso brutale; la miseria, costante; i lavori precari e sempre manuali. È un'esistenza disperata, amara, sgradevole e libera, descritta con un realismo sporco, inconfondibile.
- ISBN: 8882469204
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 162
There were times while reading this short novel that I had to stop and wonder if my aspiration to one day be the female Bukowski is either setting my sights too high or placing the bar too low. And then I up and went to a bar, since I was reading this on the anniversary of the Dirtiest Old Man in Li Leggi tutto
people like talking shit about charles bukowski on goodreads, it seems funny. i liked this book a lot. henry chinaski is an asshole but he knows he's an asshole and simply accepts being an asshole. everything seems detached and transient, nothing really matters to him, life is just this "thing that i Leggi tutto
Factotum – an employee who does all kinds of work. Henry Chinaski – an alter ego of Charles Bukowski – was a special kind of factotum – he was an employee who didn’t want to do any kind of work. “I’m a writer temporarily down on my inspirations.”“Oh, a writer, eh?”“Yes.”“Are you sure?”“No, I’m not.”“W Leggi tutto
I love this poem about the drunken Charles Bukowski, written by Raymond Carver, depicting (fictional?) Buk speaking to a bunch of creative writing students, in “You Don’t Know What Love Is”: https://bukowskiforum.com/threads/you... A “factotum” describes someone who does a range of "low-level" (meanin Leggi tutto
fac·to·tum/fakˈtōdəm/noun An employee who does all kinds of work. Welcome Henry Chinaski, Bukowski's ever sarcastic, cynical, alcoholic and perpetually unemployed alter-ego. It's the 1940s, Chinaski had been rejected by the World War II drafts on account of his mental health, and he's searching fo Leggi tutto
Factotum, Charles Bukowski Factotum (1975) is the second novel by German born American author Charles Bukowski. Set in the 1940's, the plot follows Henry Chinaski, Bukowski's perpetually unemployed, alcoholic alter ego, who has been rejected from the World War II draft and makes his way from one meni Leggi tutto
I have a sort of pre-emptive dislike-verging-on-loathing of Bukowski, which I think is rooted in my post-adolescent rejection of and disillusionment with the Beat writers (whom I absolutely adored in high school). I’ve never read Bukowski before, but I’ve seen Barfly and Factotum on the screen. I’ve Leggi tutto
هزارپیشهی نشر نگاه و قاصدک صبا را نخرید امید تنها چیزی است که آدمیزاد لازم دارد. امید که نباشد، آدم دلسرد میشود. یاد دورهای افتادم که نیوارلئان بودم و چند هفتهی مدام، با روزی دو تا شکلات پنج سنتی سرمیکردم تا بتوانم با خیال راحت بنشینم به نوشتن. اما متاسفانه، گرسنگی کشیدن باعث اعتلای هنر نمیشود؛ Leggi tutto
When the undercurrent of life starts to pull you away even struggling against it can take you further away...this book is the perfect example of this.
"What kind of job you looking for?" "Stockboy, shipping clerk, janitor." The denizens of Bukowski's fictional world encompass the marginalized chaff of mid-20thcentury America. Barely a step ahead of abject vagrancy, Bukowski's protagonist and alter-ego Henry Chinaski is the everyman of our speci
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