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.
Bukowski is fantastic. His collections of short stories make for some enjoyable easy reading that you can read into deeply if you want or just take them as they are.Published 7 months ago by JimmyGrits
I bought this book because it was named by Kristen Stewart as one of her favourite books, at the start i didn't realise what was going on and why each chapter was about totally... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jake
Too many of these stories were similar. There were a few standouts but many were by the numbers. His older work seemed more vital, sadder and also funnier. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
you should probably be drinking if you are going to read this dribble on how to win at the track....Published 13 months ago by Christopher Sohl
This was bought as a gift. I didn't know too much about it and it is hard to write a review, sorry.Published 14 months ago by MsThingNV
I like Bukowskies short stories. Normally I read them when I travel or after a long working day when I need to disconnect from non trivial things.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I did not get this book and only could force myself to read a few stories. None of what I read seemed to have a point.Published 18 months ago by scott malorny