Bukowski, on the interview

by Jess

And now sometimes I’m interviewed, they want to hear about life and literature and I get drunk and hold up my cross-eyed, shot, run-over, de-tailed cat and I say, “Look, look at this!”  But they don’t understand, they say something like, “You say you’ve been influenced by Celine?” …  “No!”  I hold the cat up, “by what happens, by things like this, by this, by this!