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Friday, January 3, 2003

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."

I told him, "you write as well as
Faulkner.:

"you mean that?" he asked from the hospital
bed, smiling.
Charles Bukowski
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COMMENTS
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.
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Sam Aleks 15 May 2012
Fante was Bukowski's god.
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Jeff Bearden 04 October 2006
Fante, the greatest, the gonest!
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