Charles Bukowski gives a tour of Hollywood & Western, highlighting his favorite bars & hangouts, hookers & dope-dealers. [Clip from "Charles Bukowski Tapes" (1985) by Barbet Schroeder] Happy Birthday, Birthday Charles
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Charles Bukowski on Censorship ─ In 1985, following a complaint from a local reader, staff at the Public Library in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, decided to remove Charles Bukowski's book, Tales of Ordinary Madness, from their shelves whilst declaring it "very sadistic, occasionally fascist and discriminatory against certain groups (including homosexuals)." In the following weeks, a local journalist by the name of Hans van den Broek wrote to Bukowski and asked for his opinion. It soon arrived.