You will encounter many men and women like Bukowski. Genius souls who if living during a different time period would have blossomed. Because of time & place they are trapped and forced to endure a troubled fate. They are misplaced living in a world they can not relate to. Drugs and drinking are away to escape, helps them better cope with reality.
Charles Bukowski was a German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.