A Gin-Soaked Boy Revisited

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Film Comment reposted their eighties’ Barfly interview with Charles Bukowski. Aside from talk of the film and the usual factoids about everyone’s favorite slum poet, some beautiful moments of truth arise, a reminder of the power of the creative process.

Things like:

The only thing that amounts to a writer is the next line you’re going to write down
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Or:

I’ve never written for money; I’ve written just because of an imbecilic urge.

Or this hard little number:

Nothing’s free. There’s always problems, there’s always tragedy, madness, bullshit.

Read the full interview here:

Film Comment: Charles Bukowski Interview

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