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From recollections of early childhood in Germany and L.A. in the '20s to the unflinching reflections of a grizzled septuagenarian, the stunning directness and infamous "bad attitude" of Bukowski's autobiographical poetry and fiction are as captivating as they are repugnant. Faithfully anthologized here by his longtime editor and arranged in chronological order, these excerpts from more than 20 of Bukowski's published books chronicle--both explicitly and through several recurring personas--the major events of the author's life: childhood, the Depression and WW II, the deaths of parents and lovers, his experience in Hollywood, illness and old age. Bukowski's signature themes are also present: the racetrack, drinking, violence, women, sex and, of course, writing. Set in some half-dozen big cities, and several grim hinterlands in between, they depict protagonists listlessly careening through unusual jobs, seedy bars and squalid apartments where they are observed in fierce lovers' quarrels or in solitary debauch with just some booze and a typewriter. All are rendered with great immediacy, disturbing candor and Bukowski's singular blend of cynicism, misanthropy and unexpected sentimentality. While devotees may prefer the original volumes in their entirety, this is an effective primer for the uninitiated, or a refresher for past readers who, incredibly, have managed to forget.
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"Read by Bukowski, the works take on greater magnitude from the intensity of his soft, almost calm voice... Stunning." -- -- Houston Daily Cougar
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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Caedmon; Unabridged edition (September 19, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0694524220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0694524228
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 5.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,133,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp (1994).

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Like really rough scotch or bourbon, he can only be read in doses.
Rodney White
A great week awaits you if you are reading Bukowski for the first time, and will probably want many of his books after reading this one.
Mois Benarroch - Author of HORSES AND OTHER DOUBTs
This collection is shocking in its beauty, and inspiring by its simplicity.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer X on June 28, 2002
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I am not going to go over the contents of the book, or much about Charles Bukowski, because if you are considering this book you must know something about the man and his work. I will just give you my impression of this collection of work.
No collection can ever really be complete, there are always new things to add, new commentary, newly discovered works, transcripts of records and unpublished letters, but this book does an excellent job in its attempt.
To me Charles Bukowski will always be one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century, because of the sheer brutality and honesty his work emanates. It is funny, sad, sadistic, cruel, scathing, enlightening and thought provoking. Everything I like to read. This is poetry for people who are disgusted by verse of flowers, trees and Greek mythology. This is RAW human emotion and experience smeared out onto paper. It is not perfect, and it is not trying to be. It doesn't always work, but there in lies the subtle beauty of Bukowski's efforts. the guts to try. The attempts at honesty, clearly blocked by his unwillingness to divulge everything, and his cynicism of man.
This collection is shocking in its beauty, and inspiring by its simplicity. Enjoy.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By T. Bekken on January 22, 2001
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To a kid growing up in a small town in Norway, Bukowski was definitely a voice from another reality. In many ways, his prose and poetry showed that the bums and the lowlifes - in other words; the hunted - actually had a voice, and a strong one at that... The greatness of Bukowski lies in his ability to tell extremely complex stories in a straightforward, deceptively simple language and style. The poetry is also very sharp and precise. Whatever the man did to himself with regard to drink and drugs; it never took away a smattering of his ability to observe the human predicament in all its glory - or terror, depending on whom you might ask... This 'reader' is a good place to start for anybody who would like to get acquainted with Bukowski's work. It contains poems and stories that stay on the reader's mind for a long time. The writings are also a reminder that no matter how hard a person might believe in the American dream, the dream doesn't work for everybody.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 2003
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This recording is a MUST for all those, like myself, who regard Bukowski as the one true voice of the fringe-dwelling dispossesed. People focus on his hard-drinking, his 'bum-like' persona, but what makes him remarkable is how his fiction and poetry reflects REALITY: the 'failure' and humiliation of being an artist (and essentially voiceless) in America. I listened to this recording with friends -- and we all agreed that it captures the man.
Also recommended: ... Run With the Hunted, Post Office, Ham on Rye, Factotum, Women by Buk, The Losers' Club by Richard Perez
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Craig Stoughton on March 18, 2002
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Shortly before his death, Bukowski was the subject of an anthology. It is a good anthology, not a great one, but a good one, and Bukowski seemed to think so as well. He notes during the reading of one the selections that they "Put some pretty good stuff in here" which, for Bukowski, is a whale of a compliment. It took me a long time to realize it, but Bukowski meant for his works to be funny, tragically funny perhaps, but funny nonetheless. Hearing Buk read these well known passages from his poetry and prose is a pleasure that is hard for me to communicate.
He was a decent man.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mois Benarroch - Author of HORSES AND OTHER DOUBTs on February 19, 2001
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Heard about Buk and don't know where to start? This is the place. A great selection from his novels, short stories, and mainly, poems. The book is edited wonderfully and it reads like a continuous book. A great week awaits you if you are reading Bukowski for the first time, and will probably want many of his books after reading this one.
I bought this book as a present to a friend while I was on a trip, but after reading it I decided to keep it.
A few problems: there is no table of contents and you dont know from what books the poems are taken.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gilby51 on June 20, 2004
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A friend gave me a beat-up copy of this book last year and said I would like it. After reading one of the brutal stories of Charles' childhood (the one where he and his friends nearly hang a boy to death), I knew that I had discovered something. Charles Bukowski has since become my favorite writer, and this is the best intro one can have to this great man's work. I have been impressed (and occasionally amazed) at every piece of work Charles has ever written, from his memorable, deep poetry (that is completely free of pretension) or his poignant stories that reveal just as much of me as they do of him.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 1998
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I actually gave this book to a friend of mine as a birthday gift. This is an essential book for anyone interested in sampling different facets of Bukowski's writing without spending a lot of money. I've had it for a few years, and always end up re-reading parts of it. Lots of poetry, short stories, and quite a few novel excerpts. The only complaint I have is that they do not always tell the reader which book the excerpt/poem comes from. But, very good overall.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rodney White on November 3, 2006
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Bukowski is merciless. He can be quite cruel. He is a neutron bomb who destroys fantasy and make believe and leaves behind empty unadorned buildings. Like really rough scotch or bourbon, he can only be read in doses. In fact, his writing is an acquired taste. If don't want to see into the core reality of life, do not buy, let alone read his books. But if you are into honesty and courage and already know that no good deed ever goes unpunished, please enjoy. Bukowski's works are an affirmation of reality. Hobbes would love him. Ohm.
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