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My virtue is that I say what I think, my vice that what I think doesn't amount to much.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

John Fante: A Real American Writer

John Fante channeled his emotions of growing up marginalized in America and pursuing his dream to become a writer in Depression-era Los Angeles through his alter ego Arturo Bandini. Considered the precursor to dirty realism and a major influence on writer Charles Bukowski, Fante’s narratives focus on Catholicism, American identity, poverty and the writer’s life. Culture Trip explores how Fante’s life informed his fiction and how Bandini’s will to succeed kept Fante writing until the end.
I'm unfamiliar with Fante's work but will do my best to change that soon.

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