A factotum describes someone who does a range of "low-level" meaning low-paid work. This short novel I listened to, which makes it a bit like a guy telling you his life story while drinking you under the table oh, he always could, and even now, years gone, could I love this poem about the drunken Charles Bukowski, written by Raymond Carver, depicting fictional? This short novel I listened to, which makes it a bit like a guy telling you his life story while drinking you under the table oh, he always could, and even now, years gone, could probably still do it. I was driving while listening to it, and not drinking as I was driving, for your information, thanks. Because of the title, there might be a greater focus here on all the soul-killing, mind-numbing jobs he worked to pay for flophouse rent and booze, almost all of them from which he was fired, sometimes after only a day.
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Picking the best Factotum quotes was no easy task. Picking the best Charles Bukowski quotes in any work is tough. The man could write. The novel, which was the second written by Charles Bukowski, was published in It was preceded by the novel Post Office , and followed by the novels Women , Ham On Rye , Hollywood , and Pulp , which was published shortly before his death. He also published a number of poetry and short story collections in his life.
His screenplay Barfly was turned into a movie starring Mickey Rourke in Charles Bukowski quotes are often humorous and heart wrenching at the same time. His writing style has earned him many fans and continues to draw new readers in every year. Factotum tells the story of anti-hero and everyman Henry Chinaski. Chinaski is a writer who is forced to work a series of soul crushing, dead end jobs to make ends meet. This is by no means helped by the emotionally, and in some cases mentally, unstable women he chooses to surround himself with; not to mention his heavy drinking.
The novel is surprisingly moving and filled with wit and insight. These quotes from Factotum are just some of the ones that stand out. Factotum was adapted into a film in , starring Matt Dillon as protagonist Henry Chinaski.
Tell us who you preferred in the comments, and let us know if we left off one of your favorite lines from Factotum. The thought of sitting in front of a man behind a desk and telling him that I wanted a job, that I was qualified for a job, was too much for me. Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed.
They experience a weariness beyond fatigue. They say mad, brilliant things. Out of my head, I cussed and talked and cracked jokes and sang. Hell boils with laughter.
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Best Charles Bukowski Quotes from the Novel “Factotum”