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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.
I have mixed feelings about this author. On one hand, I am genuinely mad that none of my friends ever told me about Bukowski or his alter-ego Chinaski. Read morePublished 6 days ago by VirgilCane
Wondering and no plot. Same story over and over with no advancement in story.Published 1 month ago by Michael J. Davis
I did not care for the writing. No plot. No conflict resolution or redemption.Published 1 month ago by Thomas H. Bludworth
It's Bukowski at his finest. He writes things that many think but don't have the clarity or courage to speak let alone write.Published 2 months ago by voracious reader
I like all of the books I've read by Bukowski. Sometimes a bit crude but always honest. Not to mention funny as all "heck."Published 3 months ago by Theodore J. Jackson Sr.
What is the point of this book? To show that life for the everyman is an endless leap from a womb into a grave through a series of meaningless tasks? Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ilya Fishman