Explore Poems GO!

Small Conversation In The Afternoon With John Fante

Rating: 2.9

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."
Read More

READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Michael Walker 24 November 2019

A better-than-usual conversation between two men in hospital beds. To write better than William Faulkner is indeed praise. The weakness of drinking comes up again-with Faulkner. I really liked Faulkner's novel 'The Long Hot Summer', and the movie which was made from it. Jason Robards, Don Johnson and Cybil Shepherd-great actors.

0 0 Reply
Sam Aleks 15 May 2012

Fante was Bukowski's god.

4 1 Reply
Jeff Bearden 04 October 2006

Fante, the greatest, the gonest!

2 0 Reply