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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 burkowski's bleak story of coming of age in 1930's los angeles. the story is well told and written in a style reminiscent of Kerouac with believable characters most of... Read morePublished 10 days ago by larson e. whipsnade
Charles Bukowski is one of my favorite writers. This is one of his best books. It follows him from the age of five to his early teens. Heartbreaking and impressing.Published 24 days ago by Yasaman Jaberansari
The acne and his parents made him into the writer he was to become, but the story was dull and I enjoyed his book Post Office much more.Published 26 days ago by Richard T. Jenkins
Possibly my favorite novel. Laugh-out loud funny at times! I am rereading it again, and I just finished it! Great book.Published 28 days ago by Nan
Love the coming of age stories from the depression era. Bukowski is one of the best story tellers.
Curious if it is auto-biographical...
I would never dream of giving less than 5 stars to any of Buk's books. I have been reading him for 15 years and I just love the way he tells a story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by booklover9
One of the best books I have ever read. Poignant. Gutsy. Nothing held back.Published 1 month ago by Rebecca M. Whitsett