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The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses by [Bukowski, Charles]
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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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  • File Size: 464 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)
  • Publication Date: March 17, 2009
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000UKOMWW
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Format: Paperback
This book is Bukowski's finest collection of poetry ever published. As with all prolific writers, Buk's books often come with more filler than sustenance- that is not the case here. The poems written for/about Jane highlight his most soulful collection. The usual mask of nonchalance has been stripped away, along with the chains of his self-created tough guy/barfly image. The tenderness and warmth are unfiltered by his masculine facade. Moving, desolate, and often humorous, this book is nearly flawless. It is written in such a way that anyone can read and understand. It isn't written in a flowery, deeply symbolic style that makes younger readers hate poetry. This book is from the heart, mind and fists of a man who has loved, suffered, hated and laughed. Anyone who has done likewise should be able to appreciate the raw beauty presented within. Make no mistake, the alcoholism, sex and madness that made Bukowski famous are all represented here as well. This is the book to read if you are interested in the most three-dimensional portrayal of the late poet.
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Published the year I was born, this is the first book of Buk poetry I bought (first of many) and it will always have a special place in my heart as a result. Buk was one of the pivotal authors for me, the big guys who kicked my head in and changed the way I looked at the world. Beginning with the amazing title (boy, does he ever have the best titles) The Days Run Away... is packed with great lines, images, wry smiles and many, many classic Buk moments... after having read practically everything he wrote up to his death (still haven't looked at his posthumous stuff) The Days Run Away still stands up. If you think poetry is strictly for college profs and eng lit types, pick up a copy of this and prepare to be blown away.
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One poem here, "No Grounding In The Classics," makes it worth the price of admission all on its own. Puts genius in the proper perspective in the funniest, most searing, self-deflating few lines I've ever read. Among the ten best little narratives the man ever wrote.
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This is actually a collection originally published in 1969. Bukowski is a great writer simply because he can relate the humorous and the tragic with the same skill. sometimes in the same poem. sit around on a warm afternoon and read these out loud with your friends. you won't feel lame for laughing.
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By A Customer on May 12, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Read everything written by Chuck B! Bukowski will make you wonder why it takes the average writer/poet so long to say so little
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He hadn't yet found his voice but you can see it coming. If you like Bukowski it's definitely worth reading. He tries to be too lyrical and too much like other poets. Later he has his own rhythm and cadence and it gives his work the credibility and readability that makes him so popular.
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By dylan555 on January 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
Typical Buk poetry, which for most is superior stuff. Not as good in my opinion as Play the Piano... but an excellent collection. If you're just starting out on Bukowski and like his writing, he also writes some cool fiction.
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I believe this is the best poetry book written by Buk. Mabye the best of all his books. But the special thing about his work, is that you can't really seperate the books, but need to see them all as one-lifes-work! There are bad poens, and bad stories, and uninteresting ones, but there are so much good stuff too! And the novels allso arent allways perfect, sole works ... they glide in to the big picture. read the first 1/3 of post-office ... some of the stories in "south of no north, read poetry books like this one + "Play the piano..." "Mockingbird..." "Last night of the earth poems" and when you have finished, just keep reading all the rest as well! (Book no. 7 should be "Ham on rye")
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