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There's No Business Paperback – May 31, 2002
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About the Author
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 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. He died in San Pedro, California on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.
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Top Customer Reviews
Again, these are good stories and the illustrations are good, I guess I was just expecting something more like a graphic novel than a pamphlet...
The main character is a beautiful disaster. The theme's present in the story should be depressing and upsetting, but Manny's downward spiral tale of failure is gut busting funny, thanks to the terrific dialogue and dirty insults. This is classic Bukowski.
I felt the illustrations were pretty much unnecessary, but they do no wrong either. Definitely a welcome collaboration for fans of Robert Crumb.
Obviously its a brief read, but a good one, and worthy of being a single publication.
This is the second collaboration between Crumb and Bukowski I've read, along with Bring Me Your Love. Show Business is a lot more self-aware than Bring Me Your Love, and it reminds me of Bukowski's (and Crumb's) better work, to which it belongs. Again, it's not a comic book, but a short story with a few illustrations, and only the high reputations of the two collaborators could have pulled this off at $7 or $8; I thoroughly enjoyed this endeavor. ****1/2
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's not a book it's a short story in pamphlet form. I wish there were more of R. Crumb's illustrations. I got it thinking it was a comic book. NOPE.Published on November 29, 2013 by L. Kabel
It shipped fast, but it came a little bent up, more than the description gave. But it was still readable and awesome.Published on November 19, 2012 by NDol