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Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

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By Kendra MaryaPublished 9 months ago 1 min read

A delectable snack sandwiched between two slices of testosterone and an influx of pitted skin, Ham on Rye is the finding of one's way in the world, in the rigidity of class, American angst, anger, and ego. It succeeded in alienating women through a sweaty and obtuse first-person male gaze.


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Kendra Marya

Campervan living Canadian with a penchant for psychological thrills and cats.

B.A. Communication & Philosophy

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  • Scott Christenson9 months ago

    "two slices of testosterone and an influx of pitted skin" that's a spot on way to sum up that book.He was entertaining in his honesty about how awful he was.

  • Naomi Gold9 months ago

    Well done!

  • Kendall Defoe 9 months ago

    This was the first Bukowski I ever read, and I see your point. He never really understood women, I think... ;)

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