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Charles Bukowsk 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 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there 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.
Charles Bukowski is the real deal. He tells it like it is for most of the 99% who were not born into wealth or who got lucky breaks because of their families 'good names' - plus... Read morePublished 2 days ago by maltasama
I kind of like reading reviews on Charles Bukowski's works. The negative reviews are good, especially the ones that are written after the reader has acknowledged not reading the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Fishman
This book paints a vivid picture despite the simplistic, direct language. I dug it. Bukowski helped me tune out for a few days, helped me realize that if I really dropped the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Jaak
A celebration of a life untethered by the work ethic or political correctness. Right in there with better known masters of his day - William Burroughs, Norman Mailer, and John... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert Gross
Ham on Rye was a great book, but wasn't a huge can of the ending. Women was an entertaining read but not nearly as good as Ham of Rye. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Toob
I finally jumped into Bukowski after a random conversation at an airport turned into book-talk.
After devouring this one, and Post Office, and Factotum, and Women, and a... Read more