9 to 5. A death sentence or just a prisoner’s barred dreams.

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forked from: Medium.com

In 1969, an offer came to hell.

Quit your job, and I’ll give you $100 a month for the rest of your life.

The offer came from John Martin, publisher and founder of Black Sparrow Press. Charles Bukowski — still an unknown writer — had spent his last decade at a “soul-wrenching” post office job.