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Ask the Dust Paperback – February 7, 2006
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This book is another sterling recommendation from the Saltzman workshop. The under-appreciated Fante's second outing details the adventures of his alterego, Arturo Bandini, as the struggling young writer tackles Los Angeles in the late 1930s. And take it from personal experience, tackling L.A. as a destitute young scribe some decades later isn't much different. In other words: Fante gets it right and sets it down in his Chianti-steak-and-potatoes style, with prose both simple and rich. This Black Sparrow edition has a bonus: Charles Bukowski's great preface on how Fante stacks up against writers that were at once more famous--and far more anemic. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Written of and from the gut and the heart . . . Fante was my god -- Charles Bukowski A powerful and moving read * * Guardian * * A tough and beautifully realised tale - affecting, powerful and poignant * * Time Out * * This stunning novel, as Charles Bukowski's 1980 foreword outlines, was the reason he became a writer. Is there any better recommendation? * * Uncut * * Bandini is a magnificent creation, and his discovery is not before time * * Times Literary Supplement * * --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Great book for the artist' struggle.
And of course, the movie of the same name is a must see...and one that stays with you forever!
It appears Fante created the Beat Generation and it's dialogue 20 years before these other guys.
I labor through some or most of the works of those authors while i surfed through Fante's, Ask The Dust and wanted more. The author has a unique descriptive knack that can make a walk to the fruit stand more interesting that anything you'll read in todays New York Times best sellers.
I don't understand why Fante isn't mandatory in lower and upper level literature classes.
There is much to be learned through his stories and in his style of telling them.