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His first book of poetry was published in ; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including PulpScreams from the Balconyand The Last Night of the Earth Poems Bukowski’s writing is sharp, brutal, raw.

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What they need is success in one form or another. Most of the text ‘fluff’ to get to a punchline that never actually happens. Having read two of Bukowski’s books now, I’ve decided he’s for two types of people: Bukowski also worked at Sears FIVE different times during this period, fired each time for stealing and various other infractions.

Mar 17, Brian rated it really liked it Recommended to Brian by: In contrast, Bukowski, for me, reads like a guy telling a joke. Chinaski’s story isn’t pretty, but Bukowski isn’t concerned about offending a reader’s middle-class American sensibilities.

View all 15 comments. Or, do I perhaps harbor some of the same misanthropy that he nakedly exposes one word to the next? It could mean derision. Retrieved from ” https: It’s the only good fight there is. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. Views Read Edit View history. Sometimes it was a new driver, and I thought, how do they select these sons of bitches?


After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again. He is consistently rejected by the only publishing house he respects, but is driven to continue by the knowledge that he could do better than the authors they publish. He climbs charlse stage, people cup their chins, they go all ooh and ah.

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He did what he had to do to make it work. I was driving while listening to it, and not drinking as I was driving, for your information. When you read, for example Palahniuk’s description and detail of Marla Singer in Fight Club, even about Chloe, who was about to die, he puts you there with a richness and prose that complements the dark text.

Did I ever sneak in a bottle of wine for me and my fellow misery-suffering-warehouse rats?

The thought of sitting in front of a man behind a desk and telling him that I wanted a job, that I was qualified for a job, was too much for me.

Hey, I worked at Sears, in the stockroom, for a year or so!

But then I wonder, is there more buried deep within the the wine-soaked walls of Bukowski than lets on immediately? This is the first Bukowski novel I read – I chose it because the movie version was coming out, and I wanted to read the book first.

This page was last edited on 18 Augustat His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking. Otherwise, don’t even start.

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I knew that if I was driving that i would consider the possibility or desirability of drowning everybody. He has no respect for women or anyone else for that matter, and drinks himself into a state of absolute despair just so he can write about his depressive life in order to persuade the rest of the public to feel better about themselves I assume.

This is NOT to say that I agree with treating women like shit the way Bukowski clearly does, but that his shittiness is a stark reminder of certain horrible realities that do certainly exist in the minds of many men.

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Bukowski film Bukowski upcoming film Charles Bukowski: Even the contemptible attitudes displayed toward women have an oddly true ring to them. The bus driver leaned back and we roared along over this My first Bukowski novel Ha “These people are assholes, assholes! There were times while reading this short novel that I had to stop and wonder if my aspiration to one day be the female Buokwski is either setting my sights too high or placing the bar too low. The book reads like a synopsis Jan 22, Michael Oliver rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind.