Friday 56 (week five)

Friday 56 is a meme created by Freda’s Voice! Onto week five:


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.

This week’s Friday 56 comes from Charles Bukowski’s Notes of a Dirty Old Man. I actually had this quote highlighted already, and it just so happened to be on the 56th page!


Happy Friday!

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4 thoughts on “Friday 56 (week five)

  1. I want to know so badly what context this is written under…. Just the thought of rats running in as soon as you leave your typewriter is quite jarring. Although I’m sure this is not supposed to e taken literally!


    1. I think it’s definitely a metaphor for what happens when writers stop writing. And I went back and checked – he’s talking about authors he thinks sold out by letting themselves be idolized, and who capitalized on that idolization, which he made a point of never doing. He writes before this line: “there is one place to write and that is ALONE at a typewriter. a writer who has to go INTO the streets is a writer who does not know the streets.” Hope that helps 😄 I’d also definitely recommend Notes of a Dirty Old Man. It’s reeaally rough at certain parts, and you need to read it objectively, but Bukowski makes some really nice insights 😀 (sorry for how long this is lol)


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