Dan Fante, who died on on Monday aged 71, was one of the American His subsequent “Bruno Dante” novels – Chump Change, Mooch. When he finds out his father is in a coma, aspiring writer and part-time drunk Bruno Dante, fresh from the nuthouse, must head to Los Angeles for a fraught f. The book follows the exploits of Bruno Dante. In New York his life is a train wreck and is turned into an upheaval when he gets the call from Los Angeles that his.

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There’re parts that could be done more sleekly cuump subtly without losing the emotion, but you cut yourself open and showed us what’s inside in a style that’s graceful and unapologetic and that’s all that counts.

I’m offering you an excellent opportunity–a live-in chauffeur manager position. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Read the complete interview Definitely worth reading; especially, for fans of Bukowski and Celine. If you want to know, the guy. Koffman inclined his lanky body away from me, press-ing his back against the red Naugahyde. Your words were honest and unpretentious. Perhaps most are but who says we should throw the baby out with the bathwater.

He spoke about five words in American. When I woke up I found blood covering my bedsheets and a steak knife on the floor.


They didn’t reorganize the company. Books by Dan Fante. Trust was important to Koffman. Times to the employment section. When I decided to read this book, I told myself dwn to compare father and son, but that’s just not possible, especially when the works are apparently equally autobiographical.

Dan Fante: underground writer expressed madness of the US workplace

The company name at the bottom of the box surprised me. For the last thirty seconds I’d been controlling the onset of leg tremors by tightly crossing the fuckers at my ankles. This is one dante of a novel. As for the material it was very rough in a few spots. In my book a cocksucker can be male or female, anatomically.

The next day he played golf. A minute or two later, as I was sliding across the booth’s fake-leather bench seat to get to my feet, somehow the trembling butt of my hand came down on chnge outer rim of my coffee Its contents were launched across the table and landed on the sleeve of David Koffman’s white jacket. Suddenly I had an overwhelming need for a drink. Dan Fante is an intense writer that pulls no punches when he takes the reader down into the underbelly world that he describes.

I fail to see how this is such a revered book. Experiment in Literary Investigation v. Cocksuckers are–let’s say–potentially inter-changeable. That meter is about to expire.


Chump Change by Dan Fante

Bruno Dante functions as Fante’s fictional alter ego, an alcoholic writer living — just barely — in Los Angeles. I pointed back down at the page.

I am a huge fan of John Fante so I went into this with high hopes. Things came to a head near quitting time one Friday afternoon. I read this based on recommendation, and the price of the discounted paperback was the right addition to an online order to qualify for free shipping.

Be completely candid, please. So the reason for the cyump impact of Ask the Dust goes like this: Unlike me David Koffman was an excessive episodic drinker and not a day-to-day juicer. With a style reminiscent of Dwn Bukowski and a similar predilection for vice, author Dan Fante has carved out a successful literary career by writing novels based on his experiences as a recovering alcoholic and drug addict.

His son once heard him say to another man at a party: I see the real difference in that Henry is a man whereas I have trouble describing Bruno in those terms. Your car will be fine.

The Perennial Philosophy Aldous Huxley.