Sometimes You Just Have To Pee In The Sink
The old bungalow on De Longpre Avenue, the house where Charles Bukowski wrote many of his best known novels and became the voice of Los Angeles, is now the subject of a dispute between preservationists, who want to turn it into a monument, and the owners of the property who claim that the writer was a Nazi sympathiser and want him to be forgotten.
“This man loved Hitler,” Ms Gureyeva, who is Jewish, told the LA Weekly newspaper. “This is my house, not Bukowski’s. I will never allow the city of Los Angeles to turn it into a monument for this man.”
Gerald Locklin, author of the biography Charles Bukowski: A Sure Bet, said he found no evidence of anti-Semitism in Bukowski’s work or the correspondence he shared with the author.
Bukowski, who was credited with the title of this post, was controversial in his lifetime, and, it seems, the story over the fate of his home is going to run on for a little while yet.