By Charles Bukowski
A quick tale tailored from Charles Bukowski's semi-autobiographical works. the following, one of many eponymous "Winos" is employed for the backbreaking task of relocating railroad ties.
Matthias Schultheiss, the artist, labored on a sequence of comedian diversifications of brief tales by means of Charles Bukowski, accrued in an album by way of Heyne, Germany. moreover, Schultheiss did art for numerous verbal exchange and press assignments, and he illustrated the part 'Die Grüne Hölle' in Stern journal.
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At th at tim e the colleges a nd uni versities wer e not nearl y as overcrowded . " I was often advised to choose a smaller school wh ere there would be more contact with th e professors. Despite that, Berlin had a good reputation, both academi call y and as a place wh er e studen ts work ed hard . Nevertheless, work wasn 't our onl y pastime. Behind closed doors there was a rich a nd va ried student life. Of course, we also had our " loa fers" in Berlin . And I , too , as mentioned, tri ed my parents' patien ce greatly.
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