John Fante ‘Ask The Dust’ Quotes

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Ask the Dust is Italian-American author John Fante’s most famous work. The novel was published in 1939, and is part of Fante’s “Bandini Quartet,” all of which feature the main character Arturo Bandini, who is a stand in for Fante. The other three novels in the Bandini series are: Wait… Continue reading

Watch The Mindscape of Alan Moore Documentary (2005)

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Today, November 18, 2013, is graphic novelist Alan Moore’s 60th birthday. To celebrate, here is the documentary The Mindscape of Alan Moore, available online in full for free. English writer Alan Moore is most notably the author of works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Moore started… Continue reading

Watch ‘Born Into This,’ a Charles Bukowski Documentary (2003)

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The documentary “Born Into This” explores the life of writer Charles Bukowski. Continue reading

Watch the Henry Miller Documentary Asleep and Awake

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American author Henry Miller (1891 – 1980), was a breakthrough writer, forming his own unique literary voice, filled with honesty, surrealism, and detail-obsessed observation. His most famous works, Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, Tropic of Capricorn and The Rosy Crucifixion (Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus) trilogy were all banned in the… Continue reading

That Time Smoking Saved Bertrand Russell’s Life (VIDEO)

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If there’s anything we know about smoking, it is the detrimental health effects of the habit, which can lead to premature death. Historian, philosopher, mathematician, and overall bad ass Bertrand Russell found that argument a hard sell. Not least of which because being a smoker once saved his life. Bertrand… Continue reading

Charles Bukowski Drinking and Alcohol Quotes

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Charles Bukowski is known nearly as much for being a legendary drunk as he is for his prolific literary output. Bukowski, who is often called the “poet laureate of Skid Row” loved alcohol, refusing to reform even late in life. He wrote about alcohol and drinking with humor, love and… Continue reading