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Sir William Dobell

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"Fante was my god and I knew that the gods should be left alone, one didn’t bang at their door […] I finally met the author this year. There is much more to the story of John Fante. It is a story of terrible luck and terrible fate and of a rare and natural courage. Some day it will be told but I feel that he doesn’t want me to tell it here. But let me say that the way of his words and the way of his way are the same: Strong and good and warm.
That’s enough. Now this book is yours."
- Charles Bukowski on John Fante in the introduction of Ask The Dust (via mauriciohoyos)

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I would let you…

I would let you…

The verb is always the question.

It is nobody’s business what a chore it is to get the thought down onto the page, sometimes. Because it is motivated by too much pressure, not enough for the love of, which is what made me able to write and re-write 9 drafts of ’til the fat lady sings’ which has all the elements of classic Green melancholic tragedy, layered in black comedy oozing forth, derivative…

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