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not all kids are born into style and class and privilege like all the same old white american writers from the east coast during the twenties.

and as famous and huge and influential as guys like fitz or hem are, take away their top three books and what do you have? for fitz you have nothing and for hem you have a handful of decent short stories. but that's it.

bukowski can go to his bench any time you want. and not only is he deep with novels, but some would argue that you could take him head to head with any poet in the century. and if you don't believe me, it's only because you've never really read the grand breadth of his poems.

no thanks to drunks like ken layne.