You Get So Alone at TimesHarperCollins e-books #ad - He delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions. Charles bukowski examines cats and his childhood in You Get So Alone at Times, a book of poetry that reveals his tender side.
The Last Night of the Earth PoemsHarperCollins e-books #ad - Poems deal with writing, illness, death and immortality, war, literature, city life, and the past.
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame: Selected Poems 1955-1973HarperCollins e-books #ad - Charles bukowski writes realistically about the seedy underbelly of life. Burning in water, drowning in Flame is poetry full of gambling, drinking and women.
Women: A NovelEcco #ad - After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women, and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments, Chinaski sees his poetic star rising at last. Low-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. Now, at fifty, running three hundred hangovers a year, he is reveling in his sudden rock-star life, and maintaining a sex life that would cripple Casanova.
With all of bukowski's trademark humor and gritty, dark honesty, this 1978 follow-up to Post Office and Factotum is an uncompromising account of life on the edge.
Essential Bukowski: PoetryEcco #ad - Edited by abel debritto, funny, the definitive collection of poems from an influential writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, and acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark on modern culture. Few writers have so brilliantly and poignantly conjured the desperation and absurdity of ordinary life as Charles Bukowski.
Gloomy yet hopeful, this is tough, unrelenting poetry touched by grace. This is Essential Bukowski. Encompassing a wide range of subjects—from love to death and sex to writing—Bukowski’s unvarnished and self-deprecating verse illuminates the deepest and most enduring concerns of the human condition while remaining sharply aware of the day to day.
Essential Bukowski: Poetry #ad - With his acute eye for the ridiculous and the troubled, Bukowski speaks to the deepest longings and strangest predilections of the human experience. Resonant with his powerful, hilarious, perceptive voice, his visceral, and transcendent poetry speaks to us as forcefully today as when it was written.
What Matters Most is How Well YouHarperCollins e-books #ad - This second posthumous collection from Charles Bukowski takes readers deep into the raw, wild vein of writing that extends from the early 70s to the 1990s.
Factotum: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, and drunken brawls, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. One of charles bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America.
. Deferred from military service, chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.
Ham On Rye: A NovelEcco #ad - From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D. Lawrence, brutal, ham on rye offers a crude, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.
H. In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski.
Notes of a Dirty Old ManCity Lights Publishers #ad - Drink half the night. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book. People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. Bukowski writes like a latter-day Celine, a wise fool talking straight from the gut about the futility and beauty of life.
She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well. A doctor comes to my door: 'I read your column and think I can help you. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp Black Sparrow, Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 1993, 1994, and The Last Night of the Earth Poems 1992.
Notes of a Dirty Old Man #ad - Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. A compilation of charles bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. I used to be a psychiatrist. I send him away. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk.
The Pleasures of the Damned: Poems, 1951-1993HarperCollins e-books #ad - A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, in raw, he wrote unflinchingly about booze, work, and women, street-tough poems whose truth has struck a chord with generations of readers. Edited by john martin, the pleasures of the damned is a selection of the best works from Bukowski's long poetic career, the legendary publisher of Black Sparrow Press and a close friend of Bukowski's, including the last of his never-before-collected poems.
To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. Celebrating the full range of the poet's extraordinary and surprising sensibility, and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a rich lifetime of experiences and speak to Bukowski's “immense intelligence, the caring heart that saw through the sham of our pretenses and had pity on our human condition” New York Quarterly.
The Pleasures of the Damned: Poems, 1951-1993 #ad - . The pleasures of the damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both longtime fans and those just discovering this unique and legendary American voice.