Charles Bukowski's Post Office
By Torgrim M. Stene
This page is not available in English. Below is the Norwegian page translated by Google.
I glanced over my shoulder and saw a full-grown shepherd with the muzzle half buried in my ass. I decided that the people who lived here should not receive any mail today, and perhaps never since.
Didn't get the postcards you deserve this summer? Do you suspect that a demotivated postman has steered away from handwritten material you should have received from distant skies or western Norway?
This evening you can hear narrator Torgrim M. Stene read and tell through Charles Bukowski's masterpiece of a postman depiction, the Post Office .
The novel, which was published in 1971, deals with Bukowski's alter ego Henry Chinaski's experiences as a substitute in the US post office - where there is a job when the permanent staff does not work, when it counts too much, for example, when all the extra Christmas mail arrives.
And Chinaski is always in conflict with the system, the bosses, the shepherds. Forever backward, always ready to get home to Betty's bunk, booze and butt. It may be that it increases the understanding that one and the other cards may disappear.
Duration: a short hour.