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Sny o kopci Bunker Hill PDF/EPUB ✓ kopci Bunker Some fourteen years since I stumbled across Fante s Ask the Dust as an eighteen year old, Arturo Bandini remains my favourite literary creation, and Dreams from Bunker Hill remains one of my favourite novels Magical prose at work here, and such wonderfully wry comedy Ah, Bandini Charming Fast.I won t be breaking new ground with this review, but I think adding to the heap of what others have said might convince someone else to read this brief, pleasant walk down the Hollywood of days past.This felt like bukowski lite It s less gritty, it s less crass, no one really farts or has stained underwear Arturo is about 3 4 the incorrigible pervert Chinowski is Instead of being dirt poor and scraping by with nothing but booze and women and writing, this islike a look at Charming Fast.I won t be breaking new ground with this review, but I think adding to the heap of what others have said might convince someone else to read this brief, pleasant walk down the Hollywood of days past.This felt like bukowski lite It s less gritty, it s less crass, no one really farts or has stained underwear Arturo is about 3 4 the incorrigible pervert Chinowski is Instead of being dirt poor and scraping by with nothing but booze and women and writing, this islike a look at if a writer wasnt allowed to write, and was paid not to It s still episodic Characters come and go Not much happens The prose is unpretentious, and sort of pretty in its simplicity Women still get objectified If you like Bukowski you ll like this If you despise Bukowski for any of the things I mentioned above, I m guessing you ll hate this 4.5 P b hy mlad ho jedenadvacetilet ho spisovatele Artura roz len n do kr tk ch kapitol popisuj jeho pobyt v Los Angeles ve t ic t ch letech dvac t ho stolet , jeho prvn um leck pokusy, rozporupln z itky ze zh ral ho sv ta hollywoodsk ch scen rist a filmov ch hv zd, jeho rozvern milostn rom nky i osam lost zhrzen ho idealisty This my fourth John Fante book over the last couple months and Dreams From Bunker Hill is the novel that makes the Bukowski connection most apparent I d argue that Fante does the broke writer novel better than Bukowski but the latter goesover the top and wrote through a different period and, in turn, gotattention Dreams of Bunker Hill isfunny than sad but lives on both ends of the spectrum There s one scene where Fante insults a famous writer no name here, spoilers and al This my fourth John Fante book over the last couple months and Dreams From Bunker Hill is the novel that makes the Bukowski connection most apparent I d argue that Fante does the broke writer novel better than Bukowski but the latter goesover the top and wrote through a different period and, in turn, gotattention Dreams of Bunker Hill isfunny than sad but lives on both ends of the spectrum There s one scene where Fante insults a famous writer no name here, spoilers and all that and HIDES FROM HIM IN A RESTAURANT PARKING LOT Sorry, I m not telling the anedote well, of course, but it s great Add a eastern European wrestler, a hot secretary in a film studio, and a return trip to Boulder because, well, no Fante except maybe Ask the Dust in my experience is complete without Italian food and familial poverty Oneto go in the Bandini quartet I m a fan Another brief but enjoyable journey to old Los Angeles with Fante and alter ego Arturo Bandini Arturo isadult and even keeled, although I imagine that this novel can t take place too long after Ask the Dust Bunker Hill is still Arturo s stomping ground, though we get to journey with him to Hollywood, the neighborhood and the industry His partnership with a name dropping screenwriter is quite amusing, and the performance that she gives, and the setting that she constructs around hersel Another brief but enjoyable journey to old Los Angeles with Fante and alter ego Arturo Bandini Arturo isadult and even keeled, although I imagine that this novel can t take place too long after Ask the Dust Bunker Hill is still Arturo s stomping ground, though we get to journey with him to Hollywood, the neighborhood and the industry His partnership with a name dropping screenwriter is quite amusing, and the performance that she gives, and the setting that she constructs around herself, is unlike anything else in the Bandini Quartet Again, Fante is wonderful in his use of neighborhoods which no longer exist, such as Terminal Island The chapter about the Duke of Sardinia s wrestling match with Richard Lionheart is terrific Fante hilarious, pathetic and surprising I have developed some kind of identification with Bandini, or feel that we have certain parallels in our lives, and neverso than during his outburst while revisiting Colorado Can t you think of anything else but football Not me, buster I live a different life And without your fucking snow The line, which I would never have the unmitigated gall to say myself, comes near the end of the novel and brought my full circle The first of the Bandini Quartet, Wait Until Spring, Bandini , reminded me of what I found so depressing about snow during the shortest days of the year in Colorado I ll take my chances in Los Angeles instead, even though I know the dream it promises is just out of reach Got this today in a book exchange with a fellow Goodreads er The final installment in the Bandini Quartet Can t wait Fante is a god of sorts.Finally got going on this last night and it s pretty awesome of course This book is the finale of the Bandini quartet and finds Arturo still only 21 years old getting started in his film writing career Funny he gets paid wads of cash for writing nothing He s the producer guy s back up writer, what ever that is Though he lived in LA mos Got this today in a book exchange with a fellow Goodreads er The final installment in the Bandini Quartet Can t wait Fante is a god of sorts.Finally got going on this last night and it s pretty awesome of course This book is the finale of the Bandini quartet and finds Arturo still only 21 years old getting started in his film writing career Funny he gets paid wads of cash for writing nothing He s the producer guy s back up writer, what ever that is Though he lived in LA most all of his adult life, Fante never had a high opinion of Hollywood The emotional tone is a bit subdued in comparison to the fever pitch of the first three Bandini books, but this one was written 50 years after those Fante wrote the book by dictating it to his wife as he was too ill and handicapped to write it himself The f word makes its debut here, another sign that the book was written in a different time than its predecessors Kinda weird also, H.L Mencken gets yet another pseudonym in this book Again kinda weird.Finished this short novel last night NoBandini for me But, there areFante books and I ll be reading them In this book Arturo has reached the age of 21 and one might say he s a BITself contained and mature Then again This book s tone is a bit subdued compared to it s predecessors, but the craziness is still abundant As in two of the other three books, death and love are intertwined for Arturo, and he is called upon to soldier onward As we know from knowing Fante s own history, Arturo John did become a successful screenwriter, though the author gives ample evidence of his views of Hollywood vs literature Picking up from his wacky screenwriter teammate Velda, Arturo Fante drops a bleep load of Hollywood names It gets pretty funny after a while The Rocklin of 1 goes back to being the real life Boulder in this book Loved the whole pro wrestling thing Reminded me of The Wrestler Arturo s family makeup keeps changing In this one he has a sister and two brothers Different in each book 4.5 rounds down to 4 not QUITE as strong as the first three I m afraid this particular flavor of realism is unfashionable in America now Too phallocentric, perhaps a fair enough assessment, to be honest , and too directly working class and rough pawed to pass muster with the nation s painfully upper middle class publishing world, and altogether too dark and unfriendly, with too much fuck you in it to ever pass the Pulitzer committee.Fante was one of those writers who proudly inhabited the margins of American society, and his writing was all the stronge I m afraid this particular flavor of realism is unfashionable in America now Too phallocentric, perhaps a fair enough assessment, to be honest , and too directly working class and rough pawed to pass muster with the nation s painfully upper middle class publishing world, and altogether too dark and unfriendly, with too much fuck you in it to ever pass the Pulitzer committee.Fante was one of those writers who proudly inhabited the margins of American society, and his writing was all the stronger for it While he s mostly known in reference to his disciple, Bukowski, Fante is far and away the better writer, and there sheart in one paragraph of Dreams from Bunker Hill or Ask the Dust than all of Post Office, for instance You might find comparisons to Nelson Algren flophouses and two bit whores Frederick Exley a sensitive soul thrown against the rocks again and again and again or Raymond Carver the promises of the West Coast failing to meet reality Now go check it out I tell you John Fante can do no wrong He is the writer s writer.I have never encountered a writer who pulls the reader in hook line and sinker and pulls you along for the ride.On two mornings to work I read this on a crowded Tokyo commuter train and was so swept into the world of Bunker Hill that I almost missed my stop and completely forgot that I was even on a train Damn This is the finale to the so called Arturo Bandini quartet which begins with the impeccable and immaculate prose of W I tell you John Fante can do no wrong He is the writer s writer.I have never encountered a writer who pulls the reader in hook line and sinker and pulls you along for the ride.On two mornings to work I read this on a crowded Tokyo commuter train and was so swept into the world of Bunker Hill that I almost missed my stop and completely forgot that I was even on a train Damn This is the finale to the so called Arturo Bandini quartet which begins with the impeccable and immaculate prose of Wait Until Spring, Bandini , threads its way towards the teenage, early adult angst ridden The Road to Los Angeles, then takes us to his most well known book, Ask the Dust, which they have since turned into a movie starring Colin Farrell, and finally to this book, Dreams from Bunker Hill a book which Fante wrote right at the end of his life by dictating these stories to his wife Joyce It was around the time that Fante was dictating this to his wife that Bukowski managed to meet his idol, John Fante, too In Bukowski s book of essays called Notes From a Wine Stained Diary, he recounts his meeting with Fante a fascinating account.Bunker Hill was where he stayed when he was a young, hungry for fame, poor writer trying to make a name for himself He falls in love with the landlady, lives across the corridor from a prostitute and gets hired as a script writer for Hollywood movies This story moves from his days in Bunker Hill, to his times living at a fisherman s slum shack near the beach on cheap rent so he can just write, back to his beloved family in Colorado and then finally back to Bunker Hill.I won t give away what happens in the end you owe it to Fante to read it for yourselves Read this if you want to know what one of the best goddamn American writers of the 20th Century was like, at his best, and at the end of his career He is the master of the perfectly crafted sentence I found myself sometimes envying him, being a up and coming writer myself, but ultimately any envy finally, inevitably gave way to reverence He sets the bar high but writes so well and it s such a pleasure to read that he makes you want to do the same thing, if you are interested, and motivated, in your own way Read it I doubt you ll be disappointed It s slim, otherwise 5 stars.If you fancy being a writer someday, this is the book for you This author bursts with brilliance of post war Los Angeles Cannery row, but from the eyes of a young artist The great fear and uncertainty of not knowing if you truly have talent, or even if you do whether it will be recognized, is overwhelming to the protagonist Arturo Bandino is to John Fante as Henry Chinaski is to Charles Bukowski This is how they tell their lives of being an author of integrity, It s slim, otherwise 5 stars.If you fancy being a writer someday, this is the book for you This author bursts with brilliance of post war Los Angeles Cannery row, but from the eyes of a young artist The great fear and uncertainty of not knowing if you truly have talent, or even if you do whether it will be recognized, is overwhelming to the protagonist Arturo Bandino is to John Fante as Henry Chinaski is to Charles Bukowski This is how they tell their lives of being an author of integrity, all the while eking out a life that vacillates between euphoric contentment and brutal depression This book, my fourth of his, explains why Bukowski liked him so much I ve read most of his It is about an author trying to be as great as the people who inspired him Sherwood Anderson, Hamsun, London etc and making a living at it His young lust for beautiful women especially their behinds builds until it ultimately explodes in humiliating defeat, often agonizing heartbreak He seeks solace as well, finding love in an older woman even that he destroys in what can only be described as madness, where his flights of fancy lead him into all sorts of trouble He can t stay in one place long, nor maintain relationships with writers he adores or casual friends This book is a romp, a riot really, and Fante s style is often hilarious It would be like Woody Allen, if he would have a mean streak and was prone to drunken brawling It s very hard to separate the author from his creation, the latter revealing so many embarrassing personal facts and escapades that it seems as though they must be true This is a fun and easy read, a short book Fante has no patience for tedium, nor does Arturo, the creation, so there is nothing boring here When he gets fed up, he just packs up and moves to another adventure He ll wake up in a hospital here and there, and immediately start hitting on the nurse Fante is not nearly so crude and nasty as Bukowski, his stuff is a good primer to decide if you want to take that next step Here are a few items I marked, since he tells it so much better than I p 23, our hero feeling optimistic after getting enough cash to exchange his rags for better clothes The sun hit my face like a big golden eye it promised a bright and glorious day I shot out of bed, opened the window wide and called out to the world, hello everybody Good luck to all In my fine Goodwill pinstripe suite and my rakish fedora, I tucked a copy of the American Phoenix under my arm and strode out to conquer a woman.I paused and listened I heard something It was the sound of happiness It was my own heart beating softly, rhythmically Well dressed folk moved in and out through the revolving doors They were people like myself, neatly attired, the better class p 57, remembering his past, discovering in youth to love of literature and torment of the difficulty of writing One day I went to the bookshelves, and pulled out a book It was Winesburg, Ohio I sat at a long mahogany table and began to read I read another I read and I read, and I was heartsick and lonely and in love with a book, many books, until it came naturally, and I sat there with a pencil and a long tablet, and tried to write, until I felt I could not go on because the words would not come as they did in Anderson, they only came like drops of blood from my heart p 102, there is so much pain and loathing in this book, but I cherry pick the beautiful moments which he evokes so wonderfully When day broke I walked barefoot in the water, in the moist sand, a mile to the cannery settlement, teeming with workers, men and women, emptying the fishing boats, dressing and canning the fish in big corrugated buildings They were mostly Japanese and Mexican folk from San Pedro There were two restaurants The food was good and cheap Sometimes I walked to the end of the pier, to the ferryboat landing, where the boats took off across the channel to San Pedro It was twenty five cents round trip I felt like a millionaire whenever I plunked down my quarter and sailed for Pedro I rented a bike and toured the Palos Verdes hills I found the public library and loaded up on books Back at my shack I build a fire in the woodstove and sat in the warmth and read Dostoevsky and Flaubert and Dickens and all those famous people I lacked for nothing My life was a prayer, a thanksgiving My loneliness was an enrichment I found myself bearable, tolerable, even good Sometimes I wondered what had happened to the writer who had come there Had I written something and left the place I touched my typewriter and mused at the action of the keys It was another life I had never been here before I would never leave it But of course, this is all momentary, then the Sicilian wrestler moves into the next door on the beach This sketch reminds me of bliss captured by Bukowski once riding a bus across Appalachia and stopping in a little mountain dinerchokengtitiktitikchokeng 127,apropos, the author withdraws from a co scriptwriting deal and then sees the movie without his name on it, somewhat torn with regret I went up to my room and fell on the bed exhausted I had been deluding myself There was no pleasure in seeing Sin City I was really not pleased at Velda s failure In truth I felt sorry for her, for all writers, for the misery of the craft I lay in that tiny room and it engulfed me like a tomb Ironically, literature is rendered from his loathing of writing This is typical of this man and his successor The rare feeling that 5 stars are not enough.

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