Faktotum radikale Ehrlichkeit Es regnete als ich um Uhr morgens in New Orleans eintraf Mit diesem lapidaren Satz beginnt Charles Bukowski einen illusionslosen Roman der sich nirgends ber die Perspektive ei

  • Title: Faktotum
  • Author: Charles Bukowski
  • ISBN: 9783423123877
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • radikale Ehrlichkeit Es regnete, als ich um 5 Uhr morgens in New Orleans eintraf Mit diesem lapidaren Satz beginnt Charles Bukowski einen illusionslosen Roman, der sich nirgends ber die Perspektive eines jungen Mannes erhebt, der essen, trinken und gelegentlich eine Frau haben will und daf r arbeiten muss Was kann daran fesseln Nichts als die radikale Ehrlichkeit dieradikale Ehrlichkeit Es regnete, als ich um 5 Uhr morgens in New Orleans eintraf Mit diesem lapidaren Satz beginnt Charles Bukowski einen illusionslosen Roman, der sich nirgends ber die Perspektive eines jungen Mannes erhebt, der essen, trinken und gelegentlich eine Frau haben will und daf r arbeiten muss Was kann daran fesseln Nichts als die radikale Ehrlichkeit dieses Mannes, den die Anspr che b rgerlicher Moral nie gequ lt haben, der nur eines will berleben Und dadurch die Freiheit gewinnt, dass er sich niemals f r irgendwelche Karrieren hat einspannen lassen.

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    1. I have a sort of pre-emptive dislike-verging-on-loathing of Bukowski, which I think is rooted in my post-adolescent rejection of and disillusionment with the Beat writers (whom I absolutely adored in high school). I’ve never read Bukowski before, but I’ve seen Barfly and Factotum on the screen. I’ve seen two documentaries about him which likewise left me more disgusted and depressed than anything. This is where I’m coming from. There’s also this song that aided in informing me about th [...]

    2. people like talking shit about charles bukowski on , it seems funny.i liked this book a lot. henry chinaski is an asshole but he knows he's an asshole and simply accepts being an asshole. everything seems detached and transient, nothing really matters to him, life is just this "thing that is happening" which he feels powerless to, so he doesn't invest much emotion in the things he feels like he needs to do to stay alive, and drinks to avoid feelings of alienation. i laughed out loud several time [...]

    3. There were times while reading this short novel that I had to stop and wonder if my aspiration to one day be the female Bukowski is either setting my sights too high or placing the bar too low. And then I up and went to a bar, since I was reading this on the anniversary of the Dirtiest Old Man in Literature's passing and all, so I stopped worrying about pretty much everything. YOU'RE STILL MY BOY, BUK.

    4. Having read two of Bukowski's books now, I've decided he's for two types of people: psuedo-intelectual masochists that want to slum a little and more genuine people that live very histrionic if arrogant and introverted lives. I can’t get over how conceited Bukowski is, how conceited his books and intentions are, or the way he treats his audience. I guess he’s sort of a modern day Oscar Wilde or Elephant Man, but reading his books gives me the impression that most people that read him think t [...]

    5. I love this poem about the drunken Charles Bukowski, from Raymond Carver, speaking to a bunch of creative writing students, in “You Don’t Know What Love Is”:bukowskiforum/threads/youA “factotum” is an employee who does all kinds of 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. I was driving while listening to it, and not drinking as I was driving, for your information. The story is a follow-up to Ham [...]

    6. When the undercurrent of life starts to pull you away even struggling against it can take you further awayis book is the perfect example of this.

    7. امید تنها چیزی است که آدمیزاد لازم دارد. امید که نباشد، آدم دلسرد می‌شود. یاد دوره‌ای افتادم که نیوارلئان بودم و چند هفته‌ی مدام، با روزی دو تا شکلات پنج سنتی سرمی‌کردم تا بتوانم با خیال راحت بنشینم به نوشتن. اما متاسفانه، گرسنگی کشیدن باعث اعتلای هنر نمی‌شود؛ سر راهش می‌ش [...]

    8. Factotum – an employee who does all kinds of work.Henry Chinaski – an alter ego of Charles Bukowski – was a special kind of factotum – he was an employee who didn’t want to do any kind of work.“I’m a writer temporarily down on my inspirations.”“Oh, a writer, eh?”“Yes.”“Are you sure?”“No, I’m not.”“What do you write?”“Short stories mostly. And I’m halfway through a novel.”“A novel, eh?”“Yes.”“What’s the name of it?”“‘The Leaky Faucet o [...]

    9. "What kind of job you looking for?" "Stockboy, shipping clerk, janitor."The denizens of Bukowski's fictional world encompass the marginalized chaff of mid-20thcentury America. Barely a step ahead of abject vagrancy, Bukowski's protagonist and alter-ego Henry Chinaski is the everyman of the most base of our species comfortable asking the bare minimum of this world. When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn't have you by the throat.Chinaski's story isn't pretty, but [...]

    10. Bukowski holds a strange attraction for me. I suppose reading his novels and short stories is something like staring at a car crash or returning to the scene of the crime: I just can't help it. There is a primitive, visceral draw. I have yet to read a Bukowski novel that I consider great. Factotum does come close, but its moments of brilliance are weighed down by excessive machismo and male posturing. Still, I can't say I regret reading it, and I know I will read Bukowski again.

    11. "These people are assholes, assholes! They have no intelligence! They don't know how to think! They're afraid of the mind! They're sick! They're cowards! They aren't thinking men like you and me"A writer whostrugglesto make ends meet so he takes every job he can possibly find. Bukowski's writing is sharp, brutal, raw. The story at some parts I could even describe it as depressing (lost count of how many jobs he changed or how many females he slept with) For me Factotum is brilliant. Having read [...]

    12. في إستكمال مشروع قراءة سيرة تشارلز بوكوفسكي الروائية، وحديث متشعب وقاسي عن فترة الحرب العالمية الثانية وتنقله من مكانٍ لآخر. صراحته موجعة وشديد القسوة في إطلاق الأحـكام ، ورغم مواصلته لتسجيل حياته كجزء من النص إلا زمن الرواية وحالة الحرب لم تجعل النص يـتسيد إلا بحديثه عن ال [...]

    13. همیشه نگرانی برای هنرِ هنرمند وجود داره که هنرش قیچی بشه، دست بخوره و نتونه به اون شکلی که زاده شده، به دست مخاطب برسه.هزار پیشه رو به لطف دوستانی که از هنر بدون سانسور حمایت میکنن، خواندم. تا حالا از چارلز بوکفسکی کتابی نخونده بودم، جز گزیده هایی که خیلی هم به اصالت ترجمه شون ا [...]

    14. This is the first Bukowski novel I read - I chose it because the movie version was coming out, and I wanted to read the book first.As a first Bukowski novel, it's a wise choice, because it's a quick read. I blew through it in 2-3 days. It's a very conflicting book, because in some regards it's depressing to see how he lived, what his relationships were like, but on other levels, it's inspiring, because he was so dirt poor and bounced around from job to job, but was able to support himself and hi [...]

    15. ΓΙΑ ΜΕΝΑ, οχι τοσο καλο οσο το ταχυδρομειο, but still4 αστερακια!!

    16. What a piece of shit. Chuck Buck prides himself as a worthless human filled with anger and bitterness towards all his fellow men. He has no respect for women or anyone else for that matter, and drinks himself into a state of absolute despair just so he can write about his depressive life in order to persuade the rest of the public to feel better about themselves (I assume). Bile. Waste. A foul excuse for contemporary literature- it's more like contemptuous literature. I'm embarrassed his writing [...]

    17. My first Bukowski novel couldn't put it down. I find myself relating so much to Henry Chinaski. His manias, his phobias, his inept attempts at becoming a functioning member of society that lead him to realize he truly wasn't a man meant for this world I find such comfort in his distressing words. "The bus ran along a very narrow strip of cement that stood up out of the water with no guard-rail, no nothing; that's all there was to it. The bus driver leaned back and we roared along over this narro [...]

    18. A perpetually unemployed alcoholic. Henry Chinaski drifts through the seedy city streets of lower-class LA in search of a job. Factotum takes place in 1944 and follows the life of Chinaski in his search for a job that will not separate him from his writing. He is consistently rejected by the only publishing house he respects but he is driven by the knowledge that he could do better than the authors they publish.When they call Charles Bukowski’s Factotum a beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate no [...]

    19. Working sucks. So does changing jobs all the time. Have a drink. The humor interspersed with the transience and violence is hilarious.

    20. Βαθμολογία: 9/10Αυτό είναι το πέμπτο βιβλίο του Τσαρλς Μπουκόφσκι που διαβάζω (Τοστ ζαμπόν, Ταχυδρομείο, Βρόμικος κόσμος και Αστυνομικό τα προηγούμενα τέσσερα), τον οποίο είναι σαν να γνωρίζω για πρώτη φορά, τόσα χρόνια που πέρασαν από την τελευταία φορά που διάβασα κάτι δικό [...]

    21. You know, don't know what the fuss is about. Maybe it is me, maybe it was all the hype, but, I thought it Factotum was crap. For the record, I am no intellectual, I am not of the thinking it has to be hard to read to be good, but, for me, Factotum read like it was written by a 15 year old trying to imagine what a hard drinking womaniser would be like.There was no depth, flimsy characters that the author paints a vague suggestion of, bouncing form job to job - each is brief but lacking. The tale [...]

    22. What Catcher in the Rye would have been if Holden grew a set. Excellent narrative that peers into the nature of a directionless young adult who finds sanity at the bottom of a bottle. Bukowski brilliantly penned this tale of a mans personal impotence who drifts aimlessly through a multitude of employment opportunities. He wanders much, cares for little, and drinks all.

    23. World War II, America and Henry Chinaski. This is Factotum. Charles Bukowski brings his alter ego, Henry Chinaski, back to life in this phenomenal work and with it, he puts himself and society on trial.A lot, perhaps too much, has been said about Bukowski and his work. While I truly enjoy his short stories the most, Factotum, along with post Office, are among my favorite books written by American authors. Bukowski's writing is simple and straight-to-the-point, and Factotum is no exception. Fille [...]

    24. Reminded of the book and what I've copy-pasted below by a comment a short while ago on this wonderful review: /review/show. I haven't read this entire thing in probably three years or so, but a short search unveiled my dusty copy in a vile corner of my closet, lying next to an Enid Blyton book I nostalgically bought at a used bookstore once but never read. Reread about 40 pages of Factotum and gave up before I threw up. So what follows is just a comment I posted on the review linked to above. Bu [...]

    25. This book confirmed for me that Bukowski only tells the one story. That one story generally takes the form of several of the same stories over again, with different surroundings and characters. This book is about many of the jobs Chinaski works in between drinking, writing, and screwing. Women, on the other hand, is about the many women he screws in between drinking and writing. There may be a greater thread of illumination I am missing, but that's all I have to say about it. This is not to say [...]

    26. داستان جذابی بود واسه من تعلیق هم داشت اما حادثه محور نبود بیشتر شخصیت راوی تعلیق داشت اینکه تو این همه بدبختی چیکار میکنه خوب غیر از می زدن و عشق بازی کاری نمیکرد اما اون توصیف آخر کتاب و اتفاقی که واسش افتاد متاثرم کرد یعنی انگار آخر کتاب تنها توانایی شخصیش رو هم راوی از دست د [...]

    27. This is pretty typical Bukowski. As with most of what he wrote its supposed to be loosely based on his real life experiences. If you can get beyond his annoying habit of trying to convince you of how tough he is and exagerrating if not out and out lying about the frequency of his sexual encounters and the quality of the women involved then its a good quick read for a laugh. The best stuff in this is his humorous accounts of working various disposable menial jobs. Bukowski is very funny, a fact w [...]

    28. Factotum. I must confess I wasn't familiar with the word until I read this book a few years back, but once I knew the meaning, I had to read the book. This may be one of the most honest portrayals of living life under the radar I've ever read. Having worked a variety of jobs myself, often stultifying, never fulfilling, Bukowski's book was a constant reminder of the degree of dignity that must be surrendered in order to survive on a daily basis. If you ever find yourself in a job where you have t [...]

    29. Nasty DrunkI'd heard multiple times that Bukowski was a shit to women, but a really good writer. OK, I can deal with that. I mean, I wouldn't want to have a drink with the guy but it's not like misogyny's a new one on me. Bring it on: I will read your stuff.I gave up about halfway through. Not because he was vile to women (he was vile to everyone) but because there was nothing, I mean nothing to engage me. Sparse writing style is only a boon if you have something good to write about. This has th [...]

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