Loneliness (short story)

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"Loneliness" is a short-story by Charles Bukowski collected in his 1973 collection South of No North, originally published by John Martin's Black Sparrow Press. It's the first short-story of the book.[1]


Speaks, as the name suggests, about the loneliness of a man finding love in the squalor of a hostile world. A woman appears and feels vexed by selfishness aimless man, almost reified man in the universe, almost helpless, and is that almost gives it that authentic, unique character.

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  1. ^ "Charles Bukowski, American Author ~ Poem and story database". Bukowski.net. Retrieved 2014-02-16.