Monday, September 05, 2011

"I'm Suicidal and There's the Smog to Help Me Out"

"For a man who was famous for spending time on Skid Row, and who later set up shop in Hollywood on De Longpre, Bukowski spends a lot of time pacing (and insulting) the streets of Santa Monica in this new collection of columns. Perhaps the best nugget comes from a heated speech that he delivers to a bunch of fellow jailed drunks: 'Bathing is a disease, catching fish is a disease, calendars are a disease, the city of Santa Monica is a disease, bubblegum is a disease.'"

Sophie Duvernoy in the LA Weekly selects highlights from the Charles Bukowski bus tour.

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