from "neither Shakespeare nor Mickey Spillane"
young young young, only wanting the Word, going mad in the streets and in the bars, brutal fights, broken glass, crazy women screaming inyour cheap room, you a familiar guest at the drunk tank, NorthAvenue 21, Lincoln Heights
sifting through the madness for the Word, the line the way, hoping for a check from somewhere, dreaming of a letter from a great editor: "Chinaski, you don't know how long we've beenwaiting for you "
no chance at all.
About the Author
Charles Bukowski is one of America s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.