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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Charles Bukowski on His Readers

I get many letters about my writing, and they say: "Bukowski, you are so [screwed] up and you still survive. I decided not to kill myself." So in a way I save people. Not that I want to save them. I have no desire to save anybody. So these are my readers, you see? They buy my books--the defeated, the demented and the damned--and I'm proud of it.

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) in a 1981 interview

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