Why the apologetics?
He’s “flawed” becasue he loved to describe women of all shapes and sizes?
Virtue signalling does not work in relation to Bukowski. The dude stands on his own, pissing in a can, and not giving a shit. Forever.
He loved women more than any man alive today, and we shoduln’t be shouting banal meaingless words like “mysogynist” at him. He chews such words up, and spits them in your face.
We should be building statues to him, and reading his work on the evening news. Teaching children how to acquire guts.
And if being a “romancer” is a crime, then lock me up.