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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.
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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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
This is another great by Bukowski. A tough book to find a copy of I guess, at least when I was trying to find one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Wquilliam