MinXus Mail Bag: Charles Bukowski’s Typer & Pig Breeding Info in an Exclusive Hollywood Report by Nadine Wendell-Mojica (Burbank, California, USA)

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Charles Bukowski postcard from Nadine Wendell-Mojica (Burbank, California, USA)

We were giddy with excitement when we reached deep into the MinXus Mail Bag to find an exclusive report from our MinXus-Lynxus Hollywood correspondent Nadine Wendell-Mojica. This installment consists mainly of unaltered, found materials. Their juxtaposition allows for some unusual associations. First, we are thrilled to have this Charles Bukowski postcard. Here is the reverse side with a tiny note from Nadine:

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Charles Bukowski is certainly famous for working on his “typer.” Nadine Wendell-Mojica invokes the era of the typewriter, inherently a part of literature, that produced not only Bukowski’s masterpieces but much classic concrete poetry and other typographical compositions such as Kerouac’s On the Road, which is forever associated with visionary cosmic light year line associative speed rant typing. And Los Angeles, after all, is Bukowski’s city muse. Characterizing type-writing, Truman Capote famously wrote about On the Road: “That’s not writing. It’s typing.” Then our exclusive Hollywood report takes a turn with pages about prize pigs and pig breeding:

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What are we to take away from this DaDa signification of Bukowski and prize pigs? We have here a great confusion worthy of the Neoists. Pig breeding certainly fits well with MinXus-Lynxus themes and the Mink Ranch. We also know Nadine Wendell-Mojica toured the great USA Midwest recently. Perhaps that inspired the elevation of hog marketing to art. Perhaps this is an expressionist vision of So Cal life. We consider it indeterminate, but we surely do like it. Nadine Wendell-Mojica is also skilled with caricatures, which are displayed on the envelope:

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And the reverse:

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Many thanks to our Hollywood correspondent Nadine Wendell-Mojica, sleuthing the gritty streets of L.A. so that we might know the truth.


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