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What Charles Bukowski’s Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out

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What Charles Bukowski’s Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out

The New York Times - By DAVID ORR

It’s often thought that to become a poet, it helps to be a little gonzo. As the 16-year-old Arthur Rimbaud famously put it, “The Poet makes himself a seer by a long, gigantic and rational derangement of all the senses” — a description that, but for the careful inclusion of “rational,” makes poetry …

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