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Analysis and comments on Somebody by Charles Bukowski

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Comment 19 of 348, added on July 8th, 2009 at 7:21 PM.

Just look at the array of divided concepts! This poem definitely
places a lot of importance on our connotation of the word "rape," but many
of the commenters seem to be doing this at expense of the rest of the
language surrounding in it the poem.
I personally don't see him clearly specifying anywhere whether he's
raping the "woman" in the poem or himself. It begins on the tone of his
sadness immediately followed by the woman wanting to know who he really is,
in that he sees himself as "Charles Bukowski," yet isn't able to realize
this true sense of identity with her. He merely fulfills his desire and
becomes only a "Charles Somebody," somebody being anyone other than who he
really is.
This poem in particular seems to be shot at by many contemporary poets
and critics of Bukowski's output. The super-personal nature of it isn't
meant to be autobiography. It's fiction. It's interpretative. That people
would judge the merit of a poet's skill based on shallowly perceived
"facts" of their life (without ever personally knowing anything about the
poet) seems to me to be contradictory to the entire art of what we
conveniently label "poetry."


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Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: Somebody
Added: Feb 20 2003
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