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Riassunto: Contains forty-two prose poems and fifty-two "screams" and stories written from the gut; honest, hard-edged and, at times, explicit.
About the Author: Kirk Alex was born in Sarajevo in 1951. His family moved to Brussels when he was eight. "I loved Brussels and wanted to stay on. Had the French language down in no time and wished to remain in Europe, at the least. But no, my parents felt like moving again, and there we were, two years later, U.S.-bound. Chicago, to be exact.
"Found myself in the jungles of 'Nam at nineteen, ducking sniper fire and mortar shrapnel, when I wasn't busy burning leeches off my testicles and side-stepping snakes and boobytraps.
"After finishing out my two-year military bit returned to Chicago in pretty sorry shape, dealing with bad dreams and a general state of numbness; I was dead inside. Got myself a slave-wage job not far from the Loop, picked up a typewriter for thirty bucks (on layaway; they had layaway back then) and started writing short stories. Got nowhere. After six months of that, tossed what few possessions I had (some paperbacks and clothes) into the used convertible I owned at the time, and headed west. Thought that's what I had to do, go along with the Pull of the Mythical West, to pursue a dream or two.
"I was young and naive, didn't realize I could just as easily have remained in the Windy City like the great Nelson Algren and written my ass off right there. Live and learn. Instead, ended up in a vicious pit called L.A. for too many years to count.
"In L.A., unless you have the flashy car, luxury apartment, good paying job, you can forget about having a woman in your life to be with, any of that; so yeah, we hung in there alone. What doesn't break you makes you stronger, so they say.
"Was a furniture mover, delivered phone books door-to-door, drove a taxi, was a movie extra, did factory work, painted apartments, did TV repos even, sold rebuilt mattresses to Sunset Strip prostitutes and out-of-work Hollywood actor types. Kept writing and reading. Amassed my share of rejection slips.
"Bottom line: My olivetti/LETTERA provided the only light at the end of the tunnel. Granted it may have been a weak light, still, it was the only lifeline available. Without books/writing, I might easily have ended up in a straightjacket in a rubber room somewhere, or dead."
Titolo: Working the Hard Side of the Street : ...
Casa editrice: Tucumcari Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Tucumcari Pr, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0001272505
Descrizione libro Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.: Tucumcari Press, 1998, 1998. Soft Cover. First Edition. ISBN: 0939122251 1st PBO paperback original. Signed with long inscription to bookstore owner. Fine in wraps. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria ABE-142944202
Descrizione libro Tucumcari Pr, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria SONG0939122251
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria 97809391222575.0
Descrizione libro Tucumcari Pr, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 939122251
Descrizione libro Tucumcari Pr, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0939122251