"I had come a long way from a guy who had worked in slaughterhouses, who had crossed the country with a railroad track gang"

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"Charles Bukowski claimed a great affinity with the hobos who rode the rails during the ’30s and ’40s, but he never rode a boxcar nor hitchhiked in his life"