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  •  No worries! But that's the straight word on (2+ / 0-)
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    lucid, jmonch

    Huxley; he had no drug problem, while clearly Burroughs, Lenny Bruce (& tons of jazzers like Parker, Coltrane) did.

    Bukowski, like the Lost Generation (Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Hammett, Fitzgerald, Faulkner) seriously abused alcohol - perhaps thought you couldn't be a writer unless you were as hard-drinking as the others.

    "There ought to be a law against any man who doesn't want to marry Myrna Loy". - Brigadier-Gen. JM Stewart, noted Republican, also in a few films

    by Monique Radevu on Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 12:36:59 AM PDT

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    •  i'll drink to that... (1+ / 0-)
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      Monique Radevu

      i'm sorry, sometimes ya gots to go for the obv.

      the hard drinking writer cliche really is quite impressive.  the extent to which we imitate is an interesting part of the human psyche.

      the lost generation, the algonquin round table, and those nearby... not particularly pretty drunks.

      •  I so love Dot Parker! her real name- Rothschild (2+ / 0-)
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        MissAnneThrope, lucid

        "the only ones without $$$" was what she'd say to clear up any misunderstanding.

        Addressing the American Horticultural Society, "You can lead a whore to culture, but you can't make her think!"

        "When I hear talk of guns, I reach for my culture." (reversing a saying common among Nazis)

        "There ought to be a law against any man who doesn't want to marry Myrna Loy". - Brigadier-Gen. JM Stewart, noted Republican, also in a few films

        by Monique Radevu on Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 01:09:05 AM PDT

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