A Gin-Pissing-Raw-Meat-Dual-Carburetor-V8-Son-of-a-Bitch from Los Angeles: Collected Poems, 1983-2002

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Poetry. In this searing collection of poetry by the author of CHUMP CHANGE, Fante tracks twenty years of excess: booze, drugs, and women. He infuses his poetry with bawdy humor, philosophical sensibilities, and tales of private hell of his own making. His distinct voice reads like short stories from his diary pages, with glimpses of his travels, women, friends, and most memorably, the haunts of his famous father, the author John Fante. The poems are complemented with the unique paintings and drawings from the ...
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Poetry. In this searing collection of poetry by the author of CHUMP CHANGE, Fante tracks twenty years of excess: booze, drugs, and women. He infuses his poetry with bawdy humor, philosophical sensibilities, and tales of private hell of his own making. His distinct voice reads like short stories from his diary pages, with glimpses of his travels, women, friends, and most memorably, the haunts of his famous father, the author John Fante. The poems are complemented with the unique paintings and drawings from the diary collection of his friend, Michael Napper. Foreword by Joyce Fante and introduction by Ben Pleasants.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780941543316
  • Publisher: Sun Dog Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Dan Fante was raised in L.A. At twenty he hitchhiked to New York where he survived for over a decade on cheap whiskey, wrote thousands of unpublished poems, and failed at three suicide attempts. After getting sober, Fante returned to Los Angeles where he published his first novel in 1996. Today he lives in Venice, California with his tall wife Ayrin Leigh and a 2-year-old, blue-eyed son named Michelangelo Giovanni Fante.
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