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Friday, December 01, 2006

Bukowski On Success

small conversation in the afternoon with John Fante

he said, "I was working in Hollywood when Faulkner was working in Hollywood and he was the worst: he was too drunk to stand up at the end of the afternoon and so I had to help him into a taxi day after day after day.
"but when he left Hollywood, I stayed on, and while I didn't drink like that maybe I should have, I might have had the guts then to follow him and get the hell out of there."
I told him, "you write as well as Faulkner.:
"you mean that?" he asked from the hospital bed, smiling.

Charles Bukowski

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