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.
I love Buk, but every once in a while, you wish his fixations would let up and his subject matter would drift a bit. Still great, as most Buk is...Published 3 days ago by Marc
i am a bukowski fan. all these people crying about the poems don't get dark humor, or haven't followed his asent into hell within his own mind. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Mister Gonzalez
One of my favorites, and easy to navigate on the kindle. Highly recommend.Published 1 month ago by Alex Bragg
As I read Love Is A Dog From Hell, I put little marks in the table of contents next to my favorite poems. I also drew next to my favorite lines in individual poems. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Philip
I'm beginning to think there's something wrong with me. I have read so many books that people say "You either love it or hate it," yet I feel indifferent (or I slightly... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Madge
This books captures Bukowski at his finest. If you are new to his work then this is the book I recommend to you.Published 4 months ago by Victor Daniel Sahagun
I bought this on a whim after seeing an Amazon recommendation. I absolutely loved it. I'm not much of a poetry guy, but apparently I haven't been exposed to the right kinds! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Chicken Sticks