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John Fante

An influential American fiction article writer and screenwriter, he’s most widely known for the Bandini Quartet publication series (1938-1985), and particularly for the quasi-autobiographical book, Ask the Dust (1939). His additional works of filthy realism include Filled with Existence (1952), The Brotherhood from the Grape (1977), and Dreams from Bunker Hill (1982). After attempting, and faltering, to obtain his stories released from the American Mercury, he finally received an approval notice for his brief tale, Altar Boy. The task was approved by editor H.L. Mencken on the problem that Fante type it up. His book, Ask the Dirt, was adapted right into a 2006 Paramount Photos feature starring Donald Sutherland, Colin Farrell, and Salma Hayek. He was created in Denver, Colorado, as the boy of the Italian immigrant dad. He briefly researched at the College or university of Colorado. His books influenced writer Charles Bukowski. Bukowski frequently likened himself to Fante’s hero, Bandini.

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