Dreams from Bunker Hill by John Fante Online

Dreams from Bunker Hill
Title : Dreams from Bunker Hill
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ISBN : 9780876855287
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 152

My first collision with fame was hardly memorable. I was a busboy at Marx's Deli. The year was 1934. The place was Third and Hill, Los Angeles. I was twenty-one years old, living in a world bounded on the west by Bunker Hill, on the east by Los Angeles Street, on the south by Pershing Square, and on the north by Civic Center. I was a busboy nonpareil, with great verve andMy first collision with fame was hardly memorable. I was a busboy at Marx's Deli. The year was 1934. The place was Third and Hill, Los Angeles. I was twenty-one years old, living in a world bounded on the west by Bunker Hill, on the east by Los Angeles Street, on the south by Pershing Square, and on the north by Civic Center. I was a busboy nonpareil, with great verve and style for the profession, and though I was dreadfully underpaid (one dollar a day plus meals) I attracted considerable attention as I whirled from table to table, balancing a tray on one hand, and eliciting smiles from my customers. I had something else beside a waiter's skill to offer my patrons, for I was also a writer.


Dreams from Bunker Hill Reviews

  • M.

    Bu kitaba 3 yerine 4 yıldız verdim çünkü kısmen kitaptan bağımsız olarak; yazarın bu kitabı 78'de kör olmasından sonra yazmasından (1982) ötürü. Bu kitabı yazdıktan bir sene sonra da yaşamını yitirdi zaten.Okuyanların büyük çoğunluğunun Bukowski ile ismini duyduğu yazar ile ben Toza Sor isimli eserinin ismini ilginç bulmam ile tanışmıştım. Tanıştığımdan beri tüm kitaplarını temin etmeye ve okumaya çalıştım. Sade anlatımının yanı sıra yarattığ [...]

  • Abeer Saleh

    آخر أجزاء "ملحمة آرتورو بانديني", والذي كتبه فانتي بعد أن فقد بصره نتيجة إصابته بمرض السكري, فكان يمليه على زوجته جويس لينشر في 1982, ثم توفي في العام التالي.سعيدة بقراءة الرباعية, وسعيدة أكثر لأن وقت قراءتها كان مناسبًا تمامًا, فقد أضحكتني, وأسعدتني, وأمتعتني, وبالطبع زادت من حب [...]

  • Nada EL Shabrawi

    بعد حوالي اسبوعين من القراءة المتواصلة لملحمة ارتورو بنديني العظيم, أقدر أكتب ريفيو عن المجموعة بالكامل :)مبدأيا و دي حاجة مهمة لازم تكون واضحة, الأربع روايات يجمعهم بطل واحد ولا شئ غير ذلك, حتى المعلومات الأساسية اللي بنملكها عن البطل في الجزء الأول بتتغير في باقي الأجزاء و [...]

  • Charis

    Honestly, I'm pretty devastated that never again will I be able to experience reading a Bandini book for the first time!

  • Teresa Proença

    No último livro da Saga de Arturo Bandini o moço esforça-se para realizar o sonho de ser escritor mas sem sucesso. Continua a ser um pinga amor mas não obtém grandes resultados. Gostei muito de A Primavera Há-de Chegar, Bandini e de Pergunta ao Pó mas os outros dois podia tê-los dispensado. Provavelmente o defeito é meu porque não gosto muito de sagas pois começo a achar tudo igual, ou inconsistente com os anteriores, e perco a paciência.

  • RandomAnthony

    This my fourth (John) Fante book over the last couple months and Dreams From Bunker Hill is the novel that makes the Bukowski connection most apparent. I'd argue that Fante does the broke writer novel better than Bukowski but the latter goes more over the top and wrote through a different period and, in turn, got more attention. Dreams of Bunker Hill is more funny than sad but lives on both ends of the spectrum. There's one scene where Fante insults a famous writer (no name here, spoilers and al [...]

  • Ştefan Bolea

    The rare feeling that 5 stars are not enough.

  • Esma Tezgi

    Yazar olmak isteyen genç bir adamın yaşamından bir kesiti okuyoruz. Yazar baş karakter Arturo Bandini'nin yer aldığı üç kitap daha kaleme almış ancak ben bu kitabı okuduktan sonra öğrendim. Seri çok bağlantılı değil sanırım çünkü diğer kitapları okumamanın vereceği eksikliği hissetmedim.Bandini yazar olma tutkusu olan, karakter yönünden zayıf, sık sık hata yapan ve bunlardan ders almayan bir karakter. Bu açıdan oldukça hayatın içinden, ancak seveceğimiz t [...]

  • Núria

    Cuando empiezo un libro de John Fante la única duda que tengo es si me va a gustar, si me va a gustar mucho o si me va a gustar muchísimo. 'Sueños de Bunker Hill' me ha gustado muchísimo. Ya puedo decir que es de mis favoritos de Fante, junto con 'La hermandad de la uva', 'Pregúntale al polvo' y 'Mi perro idiota'. Esta vez, Arturo Bandini, el alter ego de Fante, se encuentra instalado en Los Ángeles y su carrera como guionista de Hollywood empieza a despegar. Ya no es más pobre que las ra [...]

  • Arzu

    Bandini dörtlemesinin yazılış sırasına göre 4tabı. Toza Sor ve Bahara Kadar Bekle Bandini kadar etkileyici değil. Genç bir yazarın var olma savaşını ve insan ilişkilerindeki beceri(ksizlik)leri yalın bir dille anlatılıyor.Hollywood'da senaristliğe kadar giden serüvende Arturo Bandini'nin hissettiği aidiyetsizlik duygusuna, ne olduğu ve olmak istediği arasındaki çelişkiye; zaman zaman gülerek zaman zaman ise burularak tanık oluyorsunuz.S.88 - İçimdeki zavallılık hi [...]

  • عمرو الكريم

    أنتهت إذن حكايات آرتورو بانديني المجنون الجميل الهش. وترك داخلي أثرا عظيما سيظل يضحكني ويكأبني، وكلما مررت بضائقة كتابة سأذكره، وكلما مررت بفشل عاطفي، كالعادة، سأذكره، وكلما مررت بنرجسية عليا سأذكره، ذلك لأنني آرتورو بانديني، وكلنا آرتورو بانديني!شكرا جون فانتي!

  • Montaser Abusin

    هكذا أكون أنهيت ملحمة ارتورو بانديني حقيقي رواية متميزة الأسلوب وشكرا لبوكوفسكي أنه سحب واحدة من هذه الملحمة (اسأل الغبار )من رف عفِن في مكتبة لوس أنجلس العامة ،فوصلناجمال وعبقرية جون فانتي.

  • João Carlos

    O norte-americano John Fante (1909-1983), escritor de culto e de cultos, injustamente esquecido e pouco divulgado, escreveu a denominada “A saga de Arturo Bandini” ou “O Quarteto de Bandini” composta por quatro livros:1º "A Primavera Há-de Chegar, Bandini" primeiro livro da saga Arturo Bandini, foi originalmente publicado em 1938;2º “Estrada para Los Angeles” é o segundo livro da saga do Arturo Bandini, foi originalmente publicado postumamente em 1985, embora tenha sido o primeir [...]

  • Martin

    Another brief but enjoyable journey to old Los Angeles with Fante and alter-ego Arturo Bandini. Arturo is more adult and even-keeled, although I imagine that this novel can't take place too long after "Ask the Dust". Bunker Hill is still Arturo's stomping ground, though we get to journey with him to Hollywood, the neighborhood and the industry. His partnership with a name-dropping screenwriter is quite amusing, and the performance that she gives, and the setting that she constructs around hersel [...]

  • José Gomes

    Mestre da ironia auto-infligida, John Fante relata as peripécias do seu alter ego, Arturo Bandini, jovem aspirante a escritor, repleto de talento para dar cabo da vida. Com uma prosa directa, abstémia de floreados, John Fante consegue aquilo a que deve almejar qualquer escritor decente, daqueles para os quais o volume de vendas não é argumento para se definirem como autores de qualidade: faz pensar. "Sonhos de Bunker Hill" dá para rir, para lamentar a sorte da personagem principal, mas, sob [...]

  • Andrew

    I'm afraid this particular flavor of realism is unfashionable in America now. Too phallocentric, perhaps (a fair enough assessment, to be honest), and too directly working-class and rough-pawed to pass muster with the nation's painfully upper middle-class publishing world, and altogether too dark and unfriendly, with too much fuck-you in it to ever pass the Pulitzer committee.Fante was one of those writers who proudly inhabited the margins of American society, and his writing was all the stronge [...]

  • Oscar

    Este Arturo Bandini sí que me gusta. Sigue teniendo sus locuras pero no son tan exageradas ni me sacan tanto de quicio como en 'Camino de Los Ángeles'. John Fante utiliza a su alter ego Arturo Bandini para hacer lo que mejor sabe, escribir una gran historia llena de humor, entremezclada con bondad y ternura.En este caso tenemos a Bandini tratando de abrirse paso en el mundo de la escritura de guiones para Hollywood, donde conocerá a los personajes más variopintos. Cómo no, su andadura está [...]

  • Craig

    Some fourteen years since I stumbled across Fante's 'Ask the Dust' as an eighteen-year-old, Arturo Bandini remains my favourite literary creation, and 'Dreams from Bunker Hill' remains one of my favourite novels. Magical prose at work here, and such wonderfully-wry comedy. Ah, Bandini!

  • Sh H

    ثمة سحر ما في هذه الرباعية، رائعة جداً.

  • Tabish

    Once Mr. Bukowski was fed up with American literature. He was finding greater delight in reading geology books, and thought them better written. Around then, he lazily came across John Fante, on a bookshelf, in LA city library. He read all of them in a go, and in my opinion, truly came to own the style with which Fante wrote. If one is a Bukowski reader, one must read Fante. Mr. Bukowski is John Fante reborn.

  • Sally68

    Molto inferiore agli altri tre, questo potevo risparmiarmelo.

  • Dewayne Stark

    Found the book in the San Pedro Public Library and after reading so many books recently in the Kindle format I found it unusual that the pages were dogeared. Somewhere in the story a used Plymouth is purchased for $300.00 that it seems is a bit high for the times. Again Bandini winds up on Terminal Island where he rents a bungalow for $25.00 a month. "the place was paradise, the South Pacific, Bora Bora. I could hear the sea. r it was always low tide, the island protected by a breakwater." I can [...]

  • v v

    A sequel to Ask the Dust. I have to say (I love Fante), part 1 left off at a point I didn't want to revisit. Especially if the love interest in Dust, readers were so invested in, changed into a lackluster one as did the one in Dreams, Jennifer Lovelace. While Dust deftly tackled the issue of class, Dreams falls short of this. . . it skirts around the idea. Why read Dreams: You're a Fante fan, you have to read this. Arturo Bandini still manages to fuck with women, get rejected, and curse all of L [...]

  • Patrick O'Neil

    The same crazy Fante asAsk the Dust - only a little less hungry, a little less prone to taking chances, a little more formulistic in feel. Albeit he dictated this to his wife after becoming blind due to complications from diabetes. Which could definitely put a damper on one's writing style. So yeah, what do I know. Contains one of the funniest responses ever from a fan to an uppity writer - I laughed out loud in public when reading this.

  • Denz

    Голямото вдъхновение на Буковски, съвсем осезаемо при това. Интересен факт - книгата е продиктувана от слепия Фанти на съпругата му две години преди смъртта му, от което може би е пострадал стилът, но няма как да знам преди да прочета нещо по-старо. Добър наръчник за описване [...]

  • Guillermo Galvan

    For being written through diction from his death bed, the book holds strong. This is another Bandini story complete with the down-to-earth style present in the other works. A few times I felt the sentences becoming shaky. I was about to criticize him, and then remembered the guy was about to lose his limbs to diabetes. The story was good, it's solid, there's isn't more to say.

  • Misha Crews

    This is a terrible thing for a writer to admit, but I honestly have no words to describe how much I love John Fante. Dreams from Bunker Hill is simultaneously funny, tragic and just plain fascinating. Can't wait to read it again!

  • E

    Written a lifetime after Ask the Dust, it was inevitable that it wouldn't measure up. It held my attention and I was able to read it almost entirely on a 3 hour plane ride. But, it was a far cry from his earlier work. A bit tedious.

  • Kobe Bryant

    Good old Bandini

  • Mariana

    Amazing and funny book about young artist.