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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.
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 15 days 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 21 days ago by Lowell B
Great story ever. Bukowsky,through his characther Henry Chinasky, mocks about the whole labour world living a life he wants not what other people want. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lorena H.
Bukowski isnt for everyone. His prose is gritty to say the least. But there is something magic about his clean simple sentences. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Aaron Smith
I really hate getting a book with the cast of the movie. I didn't even know there was a movie of this film, but now I will have to read it with Matt Dillon in my head. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. Brightside
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 3 months ago by VirgilCane