10 de febrero de 2013

Bukowski.



"[...]Then you get married, like marriage is a victory, and you have children, like children is a victory. But most things most people do is a total grind: marriage, birth, children. It’s something they have to do because there’s nothing else to do. There’s no glory in it, there’s no steam, there’s no fire. It’s very, very, flat. And the Earth is full of them. Sorry, but that’s the way I see it.”





"[...]You're doing some dumb thing over and over and over again. You get caught into this structure where you're supposed to be and you have no other choice. You're finally molded and melded into what you're supposed to be. And I didn't like this."






"[...] I guess I was one of those rarities of our modern times who did starve for his art. I really starved, you know, to have a 24 hour day un-intruded upon by other people. I gave up food, I gave up everything, just to - I was nut, I was dedicated. But you see, the problem is, you can be a dedicated nut and not be able to do it. Dedication without talent is useless. Understand what I mean?"







Bukowski, un incomprendido genio del siglo XX. Fue tanto querido como odiado por la crítica y el público por sus crudos y explícitos relatos que caracterizaron su trabajo y lo convirtieron en símbolo del "realismo sucio".

Esa manera tan extrema de ver la vida que plasmaba en sus historias es algo que muchas personas no entienden o de lo que incluso están asustadas. En su auge de escritor allá por los 50, época con una sociedad mucho más estricta que la de hoy en día, Bukowski no calzaba con ningún estereotipo. Era una especie de alma errante, sin trabajo, sin dinero y sólo con una intensa motivación de contar la realidad que tenía que enfrentar día a día. 

Nunca le importó no cumplir las exigencias de una persona adulta, es decir, una casa, un trabajo de 8 horas o una familia, porque para él eran cosas completamente innecesarias. En su inadaptada vida llegó a decir "Mientras más lejos estoy de la raza humana, mejor me siento".


Vivía de piso en piso, de mujer en mujer, de botella en botella.  Sus detractores decían que era simplemente un borracho, y mira, si eliminas el "simplemente", es verdad. Nadie puede negar que tenía una adicción, porque sería mentir. Pero no creo que sea algo criticable, ya que, ¿quién no tiene vicios en una sociedad que te incita y te facilita tenerlos? Aunque no intento justificar el suyo, fue una variable considerable que condicionó la vida y la manera de ver las cosas de este vividor, el cual se convertiría en uno de los poetas más influyentes admirado por representar enérgicamente la cara pobre de América.


Estos vídeos que muestro aquí son extractos del documental que muestra una entrevista de 4 horas, llamada The Bukowski Tapes, dirigida por Barbet Schroeder. 







Bukowski, a misunderstood genius from the XX century. He was both loved and hated by the critic and the public because of his explicit and rude stories that caracterized  his work and made him a symbol of the "dirty realism".

That extreme way of seeing life expressed in his stories is something many people don't understand and even are scared of. In his peak as a writer, which happened in the very strict society of the 50's, Bukowski didn't match any stereotype. He was kind of a wandering soul, with no job, no money and only with an intense motivation of telling the reality he had to face every day.

He never cared to achieve the requirements of an adult person, that is, a house, an 8-hour job or a family, because those things were completely unnecessary for him. In his maldjusted life he even said "The further away I am from the human race, the better I feel"


He lived from apartment to apartment, from woman to woman, from bottle to bottle. His detractors said that he was only a drunk, and hey, if you delete the word "only", it's true. Nobody can deny he had an addiction, because that would be lying. But I certainly don't think that is something reprehensible, I mean, who doesn't have any vices in a society that encourages and facilitates us to have them? Although I'm not trying to justify this, it was a considerable variable that conditioned the life and the way of thinking of this libertine, who would become one of the most influential poets, admired for representing vigorously the American lowlife.



These videos como from the 4-hour interview based documentary The Bukowski Tapes, directed by Barbet Schroeder.






Love,

Ber

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