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The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses [Kindle Edition]

Charles Bukowski
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses is a book of poems written by Charles Bukowski for Jane, his first love. These poems explore a more emotional side to Charles Bukowski.



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About the Author

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.


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  • File Size: 237 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000UKOMWW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,693 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Bukowski's poetic masterpiece. July 9, 1999
Format:Paperback
This book is Bukowski's finest collection of poetry ever published. As with all prolific writers, Buk's books often come with more filler than sustenance- that is not the case here. The poems written for/about Jane highlight his most soulful collection. The usual mask of nonchalance has been stripped away, along with the chains of his self-created tough guy/barfly image. The tenderness and warmth are unfiltered by his masculine facade. Moving, desolate, and often humorous, this book is nearly flawless. It is written in such a way that anyone can read and understand. It isn't written in a flowery, deeply symbolic style that makes younger readers hate poetry. This book is from the heart, mind and fists of a man who has loved, suffered, hated and laughed. Anyone who has done likewise should be able to appreciate the raw beauty presented within. Make no mistake, the alcoholism, sex and madness that made Bukowski famous are all represented here as well. This is the book to read if you are interested in the most three-dimensional portrayal of the late poet.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Grounding In Bukowski March 17, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
One poem here, "No Grounding In The Classics," makes it worth the price of admission all on its own. Puts genius in the proper perspective in the funniest, most searing, self-deflating few lines I've ever read. Among the ten best little narratives the man ever wrote.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do yourself a favor! May 12, 1997
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Read everything written by Chuck B! Bukowski will make you wonder why it takes the average writer/poet so long to say so little
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is his best book of poetry. September 7, 2004
Format:Paperback
I believe this is the best poetry book written by Buk. Mabye the best of all his books. But the special thing about his work, is that you can't really seperate the books, but need to see them all as one-lifes-work! There are bad poens, and bad stories, and uninteresting ones, but there are so much good stuff too! And the novels allso arent allways perfect, sole works ... they glide in to the big picture. read the first 1/3 of post-office ... some of the stories in "south of no north, read poetry books like this one + "Play the piano..." "Mockingbird..." "Last night of the earth poems" and when you have finished, just keep reading all the rest as well! (Book no. 7 should be "Ham on rye")
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first experience with Bukowski March 26, 2004
Format:Paperback
This is actually a collection originally published in 1969. Bukowski is a great writer simply because he can relate the humorous and the tragic with the same skill. sometimes in the same poem. sit around on a warm afternoon and read these out loud with your friends. you won't feel lame for laughing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff January 16, 2002
Format:Paperback
Typical Buk poetry, which for most is superior stuff. Not as good in my opinion as Play the Piano... but an excellent collection. If you're just starting out on Bukowski and like his writing, he also writes some cool fiction.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much beauty in such a slim volume May 30, 2008
Format:Paperback
Published the year I was born, this is the first book of Buk poetry I bought (first of many) and it will always have a special place in my heart as a result. Buk was one of the pivotal authors for me, the big guys who kicked my head in and changed the way I looked at the world. Beginning with the amazing title (boy, does he ever have the best titles) The Days Run Away... is packed with great lines, images, wry smiles and many, many classic Buk moments... after having read practically everything he wrote up to his death (still haven't looked at his posthumous stuff) The Days Run Away still stands up. If you think poetry is strictly for college profs and eng lit types, pick up a copy of this and prepare to be blown away.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a winner! November 6, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I agree with the other reviewer. Contains some of Bukowski's best. Worth buying and keeping for additional readings.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars They say the best experience a reader can have is to enter the ...
They say the best experience a reader can have is to enter the mind of a brilliant writer and follow along. It's different with Bukowski. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Peter Sills
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
If you appreciate Charles Bukowski's writing, especially his poetry, this book is well worth picking up because it contains some wonderful poems.
Published 25 days ago by S. Grogan
3.0 out of 5 stars Early Bukowski
He hadn't yet found his voice but you can see it coming. If you like Bukowski it's definitely worth reading. He tries to be too lyrical and too much like other poets. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Paraducks
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite books ...
He be da man yoooooo!!! I absolutely love this book ... The tenderness with which he writes while at the same time being hypermasculine is amazing ... !
Published 5 months ago by Echezona Udeze
5.0 out of 5 stars Wild and Beautiful!
This book is just as beautiful and free as wild horses. A mix between realism and magic, this is a must have for all Bukowski fans!
Published 6 months ago by Nicolina Sandstedt
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
A great collection of short stories/poems. A must have for Bukowski fans old and new. It's Charles Bukowski. Need I say more?
Published 13 months ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars A+
great book for a great price! it was shipped quickly and securely. no problems & no complaints! very pleased :)
Published 20 months ago by petrichor
3.0 out of 5 stars Bukowski's first published work, and it shows
I have read four or five Bukowski novels, and I absolutely loved them. So naturally I was really looking forward to this book. Read more
Published on May 19, 2008 by Dustin L. Morro
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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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