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"1Not since George Orwell has the condition of being down-and-out been so well recorded. - New York Times 2Funny and sharp, observant, clever with details and honest. - Times Literary Supplement 3A side-splitting chronicle ... dirty realism from the godfather of lowlife literature - Uncut 4Its genius is simple and it shines a wee candle on the life of an aspiring poet and home-relief applicant - Bizarre" - --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. 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 has become one of my favorite authors, but so far, this is my least favorite book by far that he has written. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Edith Bruce
Its a fun romp with some unnecessary soft porn flashes, though probably for realism acceptable.
Nothing too demanding in plot. Read more
This book has it all ,the characters are so real that you think you might have met them before . The book makes you laugh out loud on many occasions I recommend this book to anyone... Read morePublished 1 month ago by PAUL
Charles bukowski's alter ego is always fun to read about. I love the gritty writing style that pulls no punchesPublished 3 months ago by Monett Cummings
It's not my favorite Bukowski book. It's more of a cautionary tale. A manual for how to be a drunk and get fired from one job after another.Published 3 months ago by Jason D. Sands
This book left a good burpy aftertaste, that came up later. I watched the movie after I read it and thought it was pretty good too. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bruce coggins
Bukowski. You either can go there or you can't. It is by no means "high-brow" but it is not unlike the down-and-out former industrial cities dotting the East Coast rivers... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lowell B