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Charles Bukowski Uncensored CD: From the Run With The Hunted Session Audio CD – Unabridged, Audiobook
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Top Customer Reviews
No collection can ever really be complete, there are always new things to add, new commentary, newly discovered works, transcripts of records and unpublished letters, but this book does an excellent job in its attempt.
To me Charles Bukowski will always be one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century, because of the sheer brutality and honesty his work emanates. It is funny, sad, sadistic, cruel, scathing, enlightening and thought provoking. Everything I like to read. This is poetry for people who are disgusted by verse of flowers, trees and Greek mythology. This is RAW human emotion and experience smeared out onto paper. It is not perfect, and it is not trying to be. It doesn't always work, but there in lies the subtle beauty of Bukowski's efforts. the guts to try. The attempts at honesty, clearly blocked by his unwillingness to divulge everything, and his cynicism of man.
This collection is shocking in its beauty, and inspiring by its simplicity. Enjoy.
Also recommended: ... Run With the Hunted, Post Office, Ham on Rye, Factotum, Women by Buk, The Losers' Club by Richard Perez
He was a decent man.
I bought this book as a present to a friend while I was on a trip, but after reading it I decided to keep it.
A few problems: there is no table of contents and you dont know from what books the poems are taken.
Through it all the one adjective to describe him is sincere. I don't mean honest necessarily but he is often that, but he always expresses the essence of what he was going through. Sometimes that was hellish, sometimes creepy, sometime hilarious, at other times mad, sordid or poetic.
Uncle Charles would have given you the low down on it all as he saw it and all in his unpretentious Hemingway-esque style. Not many writers have a movie made about their life (Barfly was about his not so alterego Hank), and Californication is a series where the lead character Hank has a life that reads from the great man's pages.
The downside to the raw honesty that really makes him unique, think NO FILTER, is the seediness and angst at times. The quality of the writing, and also the repetitiveness of his picking up girls sometimes wears thin too. This may have come later but I'm sure an unhygienic, unattractive, broke and antisocial alco would not have been a big hit with the ladies. That's ok, it's almost like he's winking at us as he sets up a bar joke. His prolific output, and driving the typewriter under the influence would explain his more unpolished efforts. This just makes his poetic moments all the more startling by the contrast. A lot of the time though his writing breezes along.
The beauty of this book is that as it's edited you're spared this downside.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
He writes alright, and maybe deserves another star. Did he ever get one? On the sidewalk, I mean. Well, too many far fetched drunken tales... Read morePublished 17 days ago by David Jones
Excerpts of Bukowski's work. A really great read - especially handy to decide which of his books you'd like to read in entirety.Published 3 months ago by bagachips
Awesome book, so good when I moved it got damaged by movers, I just ordered another . I apsolutely love Bukowski and this book is my favorite . He just says it like it is .Published 5 months ago by The Medic
I lived in San Pedro at the same time as Bukowski. I never ran into him. I had heard references to his writing style, so I bought this collection of his short stories. Read morePublished 6 months ago by W. Clement
What can I say about bukowski? But bukowski is bukowski! The wretch that even the best of us secretly love to read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by sherry