The Diary of an Old Drunk, Paperback Book

The Diary of an Old Drunk Paperback

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The Diary of an Old Drunk is a book unlike any other: it is a fictional autobiography, a biography, a work of philosophy and a poem.

Despite being an imaginary account of the story of a life spent on the street, it gives a very real and poignant insight into the experiences of an outcast and outsider of society.

Highlights include poems about nothing, meditations on loneliness, theories of how life is a casino, and heaven is a bar, and even humorous interludes of the little victories that momentarily brighten life on the streets.

There are also a number of short stories, where the `old drunk' reminisces about his troubled past, giving clues as how he came to be in the position he is in, and confessing two pivotal romantic affairs - one with a tragic young girl named Chesca, and the other with a troubled prostitute named Grace.

The Diary of an Old Drunk is a book of tragedy and pain, but also of great depth and sensitivity.

The narrator of the work - known only as the `old drunk' - is a charismatic and engaging writer whose honesty will touch your heart, and whose way of expressing will make you feel as if you are right there on the streets with him.

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