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as the poet and critic Donald Davie once put it, a writer who trades on the raw facts of a rough life often “confesses to discreditable sentiments or behavior, but in doing so he demands credit for having the courage or the honesty of his shamelessness.” Or in Elizabeth Bishop’s slightly tarter formulation, such a writer is constantly saying, “I do all these awful things — but don’t you really think I’m awfully nice?”

David Orr, ‘What Charles Bukowski’s Glamorous Displays
of Alcoholism Left Out’

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