Small Conversation In The Afternoon With John Fante

by Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

he said, "I was working in Hollywood when Faulkner was
working in Hollywood and he was
the worst: he was too drunk to stand up at the
end of the afternoon and so I had to help him
into a taxi
day after day after day.
"but when he left Hollywood, I stayed on, and while I
didn't drink like that maybe I should have, I might have
had the guts then to follow him and get the hell out of
I told him, "you write as well as
"you mean that?" he asked from the hospital
bed, smiling.

Last updated January 14, 2019