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.
Not sure if it's one of Bukowski's best but there are some very good poems and it's a large collection. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book of poetry by the crusty Charles Bukowski. If you are looking for an Emily Dickinson type poet, Bukowski is not your type. Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by Nelson E Linscott
was part of her christmas request. she was very happy to get these. she asked for five so was very happy.Published on December 31, 2012 by carol ann smith
This is Buk at his peak, without any doubt this is his most coherent book and works even better than his poetry collection and shows Bukowski at the height of his poetic power. Read morePublished on March 29, 2012 by rieader