Re: Who is your favourite famous person??
Quote DWill: “Now your choice of Donn Pearce, who I looked up. What’s that about? Granted Cool Hand was a great movie, but a safe cracker?”.
When I read this I was like
I did not pay any attention to the glass patio I was standing on, nor the humble glass abode behind.
I grew up around guys like that, what can I say. He’s interesting to me for reasons such as, he’s like the anti-beatnik, he’s the failed safe cracker who wanted to be the chain gang hero, he’s like the army sad sack who wanted to be the war hero, he’s like the guy who wants...
“to keep your head when all about you
are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:!
(Kipling is a favorite of mine too)
But anyway, Pearce reminds me of lots of things, like when an artist could be an artist and not be canceled for politically incorrect behavior. His stories (only 3 published fictions) are of heroic but flawed characters, possibly for him there is an autobiographical undertone.