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    Can't remember the name of this Bukowski story

    If anyone can recall the name of this story what collection it appears in, I will be eternally grateful.

    The story (I believe) concerns Bukowski's literary avatar (Henry Chinaski) going to visit a brilliant writer.
    This writer lives in abject poverty and either rents a room in a "flop house" or a YMCA or homeless shelter.
    The writer Chinaski goes to visit is wheelchair bound and Chinaski takes him out (I can't remember where or for what... I think it may be to a reading the writer is giving). The writer makes a bit of a drunken fool of himself. They later wind up in the room of the writer with some girls and the writer makes a further fool of himself and Chinaski leaves, disgusted.

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    I´m not a reader of Bukowsky but there seem to be only two collections of his short stories which both evolved of older collections. Try this one:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_...ry_collection)
    If it´s not this one it´s the other one refered in the stub. You can´t go much wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfHarshman View Post
    If anyone can recall the name of this story what collection it appears in, I will be eternally grateful.

    The story (I believe) concerns Bukowski's literary avatar (Henry Chinaski) going to visit a brilliant writer.
    This writer lives in abject poverty and either rents a room in a "flop house" or a YMCA or homeless shelter.
    The writer Chinaski goes to visit is wheelchair bound and Chinaski takes him out (I can't remember where or for what... I think it may be to a reading the writer is giving). The writer makes a bit of a drunken fool of himself. They later wind up in the room of the writer with some girls and the writer makes a further fool of himself and Chinaski leaves, disgusted.
    I cannot remember the name of the story but I am almost certain it is in Hot Water Music

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