The Big City

”The more susbtantial an individual’s aesthetic experience is, the sounder his taste, the sharper his moral focus, the freer—though not necessarily the happier—he is.."

He was one of the greatest American writers and also one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

I’ve been rereading myself through all of Bukowski (also catching up on a lot of the posthumous poetry). He’s been a great companion, again, just as he was when I was in my early 20s and really struggling to make something of myself. His honesty about himself, and his own failings, and his humor and …

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So January 2 was National Science Fiction Day. I didn’t know, but then there’s a day for everything now. Science Fiction is my original and favorite literary genre (when other kids were reading Hardy Boys, I was reading Jules Verne and Tom Swift), and I’m glad to draw your attention to this beginner’s guide that …

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