Dan Fante takes the traditional cab driver 'knowledge' to a deeper place fueled by raw emotion, wine-guzzling existentialism and fleetingly . Short Dog (or Corksucker as it's known in the UK) is probably Dan Fante's best book.
Dan Fante takes the traditional cab driver 'knowledge' to a deeper place fueled by raw emotion, wine-guzzling existentialism and fleetingly poetic epiphanies. Here, the City of Angels' halo has definitely slipped" Time Out Magazine. Dan's father John was a writer himself, and inspired Charles Bukowski who ended up being far more famous than he.
Title: Corksucker (Cab Driver Stories from the .
Fante doesn't raise the bar for short stories with this collection. Yes, they are well written, rich, and telling of his past. but mostly, they are entertaining. In eight brutally-honest short stories Dan Fante takes the traditional cab driver 'knowledge' to a deeper place fuelled by raw emotion, wine guzzling existentialism and fleetingly hopeful poetic epiphanies. Eight short stories about a cab driver in Los Angeles. A bleak, grim existence; terminal drudgery interspersed by joyless sex, alcohol abuse and domestic discontent. Not much to envy in this hack driver's American dream.
Books Read in 2010 (95 items) list by Banaanipalmu. Corksucker by Dan Fante. View all Short Dog: Cab Driver Stories from the . It could be argued that good fiction contains an element of emotional tourism; an opportunity to empathise with the feelings and experiences of others, without having to actually spend your life living through their consequences.
I have heard some of the best stories in my life from cab drivers. I had this interesting encounter with a man on the wheels. We went there we picked him he was her boy friend they are planning to go away from their houses. It was late in the night (at around 10:30 PM) and I had to travel from Hinjewadi to Magarpatta, Pune (around 28 Kms). Given the timing and distance, I was sure that the person who will accept the ride will either be heading towards Magarpatta or working in the night shift. An Uber driver named Nikhil accepted the ride. The work of Dan Fante, son of author John Fante, has also been praised by John Fowles and likened to "the genius of Bukowski and Hubert Selby, J.
John Fante - Dan Fante’s father - started out as an ambitious and promising young novelist. Short Dog is Dan Fante’s first short story collection
John Fante - Dan Fante’s father - started out as an ambitious and promising young novelist. With the help of his mentor, . Mencken, he published his first novel, Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1938) at 29. The following year, his classic novel Ask the Dust appeared. But he soon tasted Hollywood money, and his hunger for literary fame faded. Short Dog is Dan Fante’s first short story collection. The title plays on slang for a pint bottle of rotgut, the modest height of the author and his hero (Bruno is described variously as 5-foot-7 and approximately 5-foot-4) and the stories themselves. Like his novels, Short Dog was first published abroad (in England as Corksucker ).
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