. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, and drunken brawls, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. One of charles bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America.
Women: A NovelEcco #ad - Now, he is reveling in his sudden rock-star life, at fifty, running three hundred hangovers a year, and maintaining a sex life that would cripple Casanova. With all of bukowski's trademark humor and gritty, dark honesty, this 1978 follow-up to Post Office and Factotum is an uncompromising account of life on the edge.
Low-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women, and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments, Chinaski sees his poetic star rising at last.
Ham On Rye: A NovelEcco #ad - Lawrence, brutal, ham on rye offers a crude, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression. In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski.
H. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D.
Post Office: A NovelEcco #ad - This classic 1971 novel—the one that catapulted its author to national fame—is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, booze, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers.
It began as a mistake. By middle age, henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U. S.
PulpHarperCollins e-books #ad - Opening with the exotic lady death entering the gumshoe-writer's seedy office in pursuit of a writer named Celine, this novel demonstrates Bukowski's own brand of humour and realism, opening up a landscape of seamy Los Angeles.
HollywoodHarperCollins e-books #ad - From iconic tortured artist/everyman Charles Bukowski, Hollywood is the fictionalization of his experience adapting his novel Barfly into a movie by the same name. Henry chinaski, bukowski’s alter-ego, is pushed to translate a semi-autobiographical book into a screenplay for John Pinchot. He reluctantly agrees, with its parade of eccentric and maddening characters: producers, actors and actresses, artists, and is thrust into the otherworld called Hollywood, film executives and journalists.
In this world, the artistry of books and film is lost to the dollar, and Chinaski struggles to keep his footing in the tangle of cons that comprise movie making. Hollywood is dirty Old Man Bukowski at his most lucid. It overflows with curses, sex, and alcohol. And through it all, or from it all, Bukowski finds flashes of truth about the human condition.
Love is a Dog From HellHarperCollins e-books #ad - First published in 1977, love is a Dog from Hell is a collection of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies. A classic in the bukowski canon, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, heartbreaks, and limits of love.
Notes of a Dirty Old ManCity Lights Publishers #ad - A long distance operator from Newburgh, N. Y. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994. A compilation of charles bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Sends me money. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book.
People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. I used to be a psychiatrist. I send him away. Bukowski writes like a latter-day Celine, a wise fool talking straight from the gut about the futility and beauty of life. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk.
Notes of a Dirty Old Man #ad - A doctor comes to my door: 'I read your column and think I can help you. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp Black Sparrow, 1994, Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 1993, and The Last Night of the Earth Poems 1992.
. She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well.