Tag Archives: Great Depression

“Ask the Dust”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Written and directed by Robert Towne from the novel by John Fante, you’d never know from watching this film that the source material was one of Charles Bukowski’s primary influences. Set in Depression-era Los Angeles, Fante’s novel … Continue reading

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“I Was Looking for a Street”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As the quote I posted a few days ago implied, I just read the first volume of crime writer Charles Willeford’s memoirs. It might be one of the best things I’ve ever read. The book covers the … Continue reading

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